6abc video: “OPEN AIR Philly” hits the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
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6abc video: “OPEN AIR Philly” hits the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

6abc (09/09/12)

6abc Loves the Arts reports on OPEN AIR. Combining public art with mobile technology, Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer will present the world premiere of OPEN AIR, Sept. 20-Oct. 14. Commissioned by the Association for Public Art, OPEN AIR is a spectacular interactive light experience directed by participants’ voices and GPS locations, illuminating the night sky from Philadelphia’s historic Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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OPEN AIR

(2012)

by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (1967 - )

Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 21st and 24th Streets

Inspired by Philadelphia’s rich tradition of democracy and respect for free speech, “OPEN AIR” transformed Philadelphia’s night sky with 24 powerful robotic searchlights that were directed by participants’ voices and GPS locations.

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