AHA! is a multi-day festival of lights celebrating Cleveland's recent downtown development boom and will "illuminate" changes to our urban landscape. The event will take place from August 7-9. AHA! will complement Gay Games 9, also taking place in downtown Cleveland and Akron."
The Pool - Jen Lewin's participatory installation.
When we first got there the pool wasn't turned on yet. And the kids still had fun playing on it:
But when it turned on... well...
The Global Rainbow - by Yvette Mattern.
Global Rainbow, consists of seven parallel beams of laser light, representing the spectrum of the traditional seven colors of the rainbow, and is designed to be projected across large open sites, particularly densely populated areas. The Global Rainbow will be projecting the light beams from the Great Lakes Science Center over Mall B, into the sky. This spectacular rainbow will have the capacity to be seen from up to 36 miles away on a clear night!"
Drawing Lines by Iván Juárez.
Drawing Lines using “light” as a starting point. A continuous thread moves across elements in the garden to filter natural light and create new passages and spaces. The installation’s architecture is being broken apart. Its walls are transparent."
Obscura Digital will present a monumental art projection on the exterior façade of the original Public Auditorium, one of the city’s most recognizable architectural landmarks. Obscura recreated the building in a virtual 3D program and simulated the projections before creating the media. Using ultra-high definition projection technology, Obscura is transforming a 370-foot wide by 70-foot tall expanse of the façade into a canvas animated by fluid imagery of natural and manmade ephemera."
Disney Castle. That's the only other time I've seen a digital projection like this one. I've since learned that the Disney one involves many more projectors than this so I was a bit spoiled. It was definitely cool, though, and worth seeing.
Believe in CLE.
"Believe in CLE is a yoga movement taking shape in the heart of Cleveland. Through the power of collective consciousness, Believe in CLE connects the unifying force within our community by raising awareness, generating energy and accelerating the exciting revolution happening in Cleveland, Ohio."
Other Stuff and Things:
The Dude liked the fountain:
There was a drone flying overhead the whole time? Which was... creepy:
Our kids have learned by now that they can't go anywhere with us without ending up looking at architecture. This time it was the Cleveland Convention Center:
The Dude just straight up sat down knowing that we would be awhile:
And of course the Terminal Tower looked fantastic all lit up:
All in all it was a very cool event. And it's still going on tonight if you want to go! Yay Cleveland!
|My favorite guys in my favorite city.|