In 2009, I worked on a project that utilized windows as canvases throughout the city. Each window would activate a written phrase. The project was called Take back the day and was inspired by artists like Jenny Holzer.
As a designer and an artist, I’m always trying to see work in and around Atlanta whenever possible that is inspirational and fun. Sometimes it can be difficult to see everything going on in town… there are so many events, shows, and exhibits that you really have to pick and choose what to check out. And of course, sometimes I miss things that I should probably go see… but not last night!
Over in the streets of the Castleberry Hill Art District, a one-night public art celebration ensued throughout the spaces of downtown Atlanta, presented by Flux Projects. The streets were immersed with art and people and the community was alive with passion! The event, called Flux 2010, included large and small-scale projections (like the escaped zebra), beautiful dance performance and music (I loved the white tutu’d dancers and the flutist with the stop frame animation backdrop). There were just so many wonderful pieces including more light installations, multi-media projects, and public interactions. There was even a room filled with fog that delighted the senses!
For a listing of the artists and projects presented at Flux, click here.
You can gauge a bit more about who Flux Projects is and what they are about by reading their mission statement below. Overall, fantastic night… Good art and great energy!
“Flux Projects supports artists in creating innovative temporary public art throughout Atlanta. The organization produces new platforms for artistic experimentation that engage a broad audience in their daily lives, beyond the walls of traditional arts venues. We challenge artists to make exceptional, surprising work that inspires Atlanta and fosters an awareness of the richness and diversity of the city’s creative culture.”