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  • On View
    November 24, 2023 — April 7, 2024
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1. 'dream.glitch' 2. 'cheat.code', and Bruce Beasley, 'Dorion' 3. 'infinite.wave' 4. 'channel.surf', and Carlos Dorrien, 'The Nine Muses'

For the third Night Forms season, we partner with Klip Collective to present an after-hours, multi-sensory light and sound experience that uses projection mapping to engage with the Grounds For Sculpture art and horticulture collections.

Night Forms creates an evening landscape of creative exploration through lighting, sound, and video projection mapping, a process which Klip Collective pioneered. Designed to provide a dialogue with specific sculptures in the collection, such as Carlos Dorrien’s The Nine Muses and Bruce Beasley’s Dorion, this audio and visual exhibition offers new perspectives on these works and multi-dimensional space.

Building on the excitement generated during the last two years of collaboration with Klip Collective, this year’s Night Forms season brings back more than a dozen installations from last year’s Infinite Wave along with a reprise of Froghead Rainbow, one of the most popular works from Klip’s inaugural project, dreamloop, located in the Amphitheater. Viewers become participants by engaging in interactive moments that cause ripple effects through the installations. In the Sculpture Court, use a joystick to open a portal that sends Dorion flying through space.

Along the way, visitors can also enjoy rare night time access to the art and horticulture collections. Use your smartphone to scan a QR code to learn more about works on view along the Night Forms route.

Klip’s founder and creative director, Ricardo Rivera, is a self-taught, site-specific media artist and pioneer of video projection mapping, having earned multiple United States patents for his technological breakthroughs in the medium. As a Sundance StoryLab fellow and Creative Capital award recipient, Rivera applies his film and VJ performance background in the transformation of spaces, layering architecture and filling landscapes with light and sound, resulting in immersive, sensory environments. With Klip Collective, Rivera has directed several ambient light and sound experiences, including Nightscape at Longwood Gardens and Electric Desert at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, and Night Visions at the Nashville Zoo. Music is essential in Rivera’s work and has led to collaborations with indie and electronic artists such as Kurt Vile, Simian Mobile Disco, Mary Lattimore, and Twin Shadow. In the commercial world, brands including Nike and Target have sought Klip’s unique ability to use video projection, light and sound as a bridge between architecture, technology and storytelling.

Grounds For Sculpture centers creating strategic partnerships with artists to address current issues and ideas, while embracing experimentation within our curatorial practice.


Night Forms: dreamloop by Klip Collective 1

Night Forms is supported by Lead Supporter Stark & Stark, P.C. and the following exhibition supporters: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Capital Health, Chubb, Gallagher, Geoscape Solar, NJM Insurance Group, NRG Energy, Oliver Construction Enterprises, and PSE&G. Additional support is provided in part by the Atlantic Foundation, the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

Night Forms: dreamloop by Klip Collective 8


Klip Collective, dream.glitch, 2022, at Grounds For Sculpture, photo: Ken Ek; Klip Collective, cheat.code, 2022, and Bruce Beasley, Dorion, 1986, stainless steel, 1/2, 240 x 360 x 120 inches, Grounds For Sculpture, Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier, photo: David Howarth Photography; Klip Collective, infinite.wave, 2022 at Grounds For Sculpture, photo: Ken Ek; Klip Collective, channel.surf, and Carlos Dorrien, The Nine Muses, 1990-1997, granite, 132 x 240 x 360 inches, Grounds For Sculpture, Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier, photo: David Michael Howarth Photography

WARNING: This exhibit may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.


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