Grounds For Sculpture to Present Interactive Light, Sound Experience
“ARCH II, SET II”: This 1995 sculpture by Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas will be featured in Klip Collective’s “Night Forms: Infinite Wave,” on view November 25 through April 2 at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton. Tickets are on sale now at groundsforsculpture.org. (Photo by Ken Ek)
Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton has announced that it will present “Night Forms: Infinite Wave,” a site-specific after-hours multisensory experience and the second installment of a two-year partnership with Philadelphia-based Klip Collective.
Following the success of the inaugural exhibition “Night Forms: dreamloop by Klip Collective,” this year’s presentation will activate the sculpture park’s 42-acres with an expanded presentation of 12 sound and light works to create an interactive, immersive environment during evening hours. On view from November 25 through April 2, 2023 “Night Forms: Infinite Wave” reinforces Grounds For Sculpture’s ongoing commitment to showcasing contemporary art while creating unique cultural offerings that bridge the gap between art and nature.
“We are thrilled to present “Night Forms: Infinite Wave” and offer visitors the opportunity to encounter the interplay between art and the environment up close,” said Gary Garrido Schneider, executive director of Grounds For Sculpture. “By design, the audio-visual artworks on view respond to and interact with the surrounding nature resulting in a dynamic experience that visitors can return to again and again for fresh perspectives. Building off the success of the first installment of “Night Forms,” this year’s iteration reflects our continued vision of bringing innovations in art to Grounds For Sculpture.”
As immersive art experiences continue to grow in popularity and resonate with audiences across the country, “Night Forms” furthers this movement with the display of interactive works that illuminate the sculpture park’s grounds with projection mapping and lighting syncopated to a choreographed soundtrack. The works create a dialogue with both the park’s lush natural flora and the sculptures on view, including work by Carlos Dorrien, Isaac Witkin, and Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas, transforming these elements through light and sound.
Visitors are enveloped in the multisensory presentation as they move through the park and experience the vitality of the works on view responding to the changing natural environment. This year Klip Collective is taking the experiential nature of their work a step further: a number of the works offer visitors the opportunity to directly interact with and manipulate the illusory landscape including a joystick feature that enables visitors to control the visual of a moving spaceship, while another work features an instrument that visitors can play, creating a corresponding reaction that ripples through the installation.
Ricardo Rivera, creative director and founder of Klip Collective, is a site-specific media artist and pioneer of projection mapping. Rivera has directed several ambient light and sound experiences, including “Nightscape” at Longwood Gardens and “Electric Desert” at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. As a Sundance Story Lab fellow and Creative Capital award recipient, Rivera applies his theater, live performance, and film background in the transformation of spaces, layering architecture and filling landscapes with light and sound, resulting in immersive, sensory environments.
For tickets and more information, visit groundsforsculpture.org.