For the second 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 Ground For Sculpture art and horticulture collection.
Night Forms: Infinite Wave creates an evening landscape of creative exploration through lighting, sound, and video projection mapping, a process which Klip Collective pioneered. Designed to provide a dialog 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 success of last year’s exhibition, the new season will be unique, sustaining popular works, such as Frog Head Rainbow featuring artist Michelle Post’s sculpture, The Oligarchs. The Main Loop path wormholes through the grounds as more than a dozen installations punctuate the dark. Observers become performers through a series of interactive moments, their actions causing a ripple effect that echoes across the work and then disappears. Patterns of light are syncopated to original soundtracks while glitches appear, reminding us that behind the dreamlike visual scenes is an invisible array of computer code.
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.
Exhibition hours: Thursday – Sunday, Sunset –11 PM (last ticket available at 9:30PM)
GFS Members enjoy discounted tickets. Member Pre-Sale starts August 1; Non-member tickets release September 1.
NIGHT FORMS GROUP VISITS + EVENTS
Night Forms: Infinite Wave offers the perfect opportunity to book a group visit or host an event this winter at Grounds For Sculpture. Explore Klip Collective’s reimagined installations and then warm up with a hot beverage at the Gazebo or enjoy dinner at Rat’s. You can also plan an event in advance in one of our event spaces.
To learn more, please visit our Group and Event pages:
Night Forms: Infinite Wave is supported by lead sponsor Bank of America and the following exhibition supporters: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Capital Health, Chubb, Geoscape, NJM Insurance Group, NRG, and PSEG.
Klip Collective, Frog Head Rainbow, and Michelle Post, The Oligarchs, 2014, cast aluminum, 76 inches x 40 feet x 6 feet, Grounds For Sculpture, Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier photo: David Michael Howarth Photography; Klip Collective, Three Phased Monster, and Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas, Arch II, Set II, 1995, aluminum, 144 x 132 x 156 inches, Grounds For Sculpture, Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier, photo: Ken Ek; Klip Collective, The Motherboard, 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; Klip Collective, Be Seeing You, and Grounds For Sculpture Maple Allée, photo: Ken Ek
WARNING: This exhibit may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.