September 26, 2009
InLight was wondrous and fine. It was great to see so many people out for the evening, supporting artists and downtown. Maybe that downtown revitalization we've been talking about for, oh, FOREVER, will actually happen. I even wrote a final class paper about it for Urban Sociology. My acid camera fared quite well, considering.
I have videos, which I'll post shortly.
UR Downtown's building was lit up with moving lights.
There were tons of artists on display. This was my favorite--a series of shoes thrown over the power lines, lit up with lights with messages on the back of the shoe. I thought it was a nice reference to the city, and a simple, yet understandable message about making art out of the everyday. Participants of InLight were able to vote via text message (smart).
The Hula Hoop girls were amazing. I really should have asked how I can join them.
The UR Gamelan ensemble played music for the parade, in addition to these guys, playing traditional African instruments and beat. Love how acid camera makes it look like we're in a Chronic cloud. There was a tall white guy who was totally into the beat and dancing. I know more about African dance than he, but I was not brave enough to partake.
I was so delighted at how many people were there for the 1st annual Lantern Parade. I can't wait for next year.
I missed you, Carpenter Center.
They held up 2 sheets and had fireburners and people with masks dance behind them, providing a nice silhouette.
This was 2 different travelling art squares. The power for the lights was from a computer tower, being dragged along the middle on an unruly platform on wheels. Funny to watch.
This is the lantern I made at 1708 Gallery at First Fridays.
The new Center Stage building looked nice in the dark.