Opening Celebration for Silent Lights 12.17.2013

Tonight is the Opening Celebration for Silent Lights (2013 BRAF Grantee).

Come to the unveiling of this project if you’re in Brooklyn!

Invitation to the Opening Celebration for 2013 Grantee Silent Lights.

Invitation to the Opening Celebration for 2013 Grantee Silent Lights.

Silent Lights is a series of sculptural gates that line a pedestrian pathway under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. The gates are embedded with light and sound equipment: 2,400 LEDs and a microphone, controlled by an arduino mega microcontroller. The installation uses these to respond to sounds from the street and transform it into beautiful light patterns. The light enhances this ordinary often overlooked public right-of-way, creating a playful, inviting, memorable space. It is also an attempt to revitalize some of the city’s millions of underutilized square feet of space under the New York street bridges and expressways.

Check out Urban Matter Inc.’s website to learn more about this project.


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