From Charm City to Light City

Light City makes its return to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor starting on March 31, 2017!

Published March 21, 2017

Light City, the first large-scale festival of light, music and innovation in the United States, is set to make its stunning return to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and neighborhoods throughout the city from March 31, through April 8, 2017.

Apparatus Florius Leeds 2016 by Tom Dekyvere, photo by Mark Pickthall

The Aquarium is proud to serve as the site of one major art installation, entitled Our House. Conceptually inspired by ribosome structures and the geometry of architectural spaces, Our House consists of an intricate web of illuminated nylon wire across the suspension bridge connecting Piers 3 and 4, contrasting technology and nature through the metaphoric symbols of sound and vision.

Additionally, two other interactive installations will be showcased in front of the Aquarium and on Pier 4. A piece entitled Kinetic Kauchii DekoSofa will be showcased in front of the Aquarium. The artists were inspired by Baltimore’s annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, the couch-surfing community of Washington D.C. where the artists met, as well as the Japanese DekoTora design aesthetic of the 1970s. On Pier 4, festival attendees can see Electron Drawing—Visual Music. This interactive light and sound installation encourages visitors of all ages to become active creators of live technological art and beautiful, mathematically derived music and drawings.

Along with the physical installations, our Conservation Projects Manager, Curtis Bennett, will speak about the Aquarium’s continued commitment to urban conservation as part of the GreenLab@LightCity panel discussion on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. 

You can learn more about the Aquarium’s participation in Light City here!
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