What to do in Oklahoma on March 26, 2019: See Oklahoma Contemporary's illuminating outdoor art installation 'Whiteout' before it closes in Automobile Alley
Today's featured event:
See the illuminating outdoor art installation "Whiteout" before it switches off for good Sunday at Campbell Art Park, NW 11 and Broadway.
As previously reported, "Whiteout" was devised by internationally renowned artist Erwin Redl and brought to Oklahoma City by Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. The Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York originally commissioned “Whiteout” for installation in its Madison Square Park, where it was on view from November 2017 to March 2018.
The installation is made up of rectangular modules that each consist of 50 small spheres, each embedded with a white LED light. Redl programmed 25 mesmerizing light sequences that play out over 12 minutes and then loop to begin again.
The outdoor project marks Redl’s Oklahoma debut, and he said in a fall interviewthat he enjoys the chance to bring his work to a new place.
“For me, this is really like my little sandbox, and I have my little blocks and build my little castles. … It doesn’t feel like, oh, strenuous work and I have to pull my hair out. It’s like, ‘Oh, great, it looks so different. Let’s figure out something new,” he said with a laugh.
To read more of my interview with Redl, click here.
The installation is lit daily from 6 a.m. to midnight through Sunday. Admission is free and the park is open to the public. For more information, go to oklahomacontemporary.org/whiteout.
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