WAVE : Light + Water + Sound May 30 - June 2, 2019When art, nature and technology come together in a spectacular mountain environment, the result can be truly incredible! This Spring join us for WAVE : Light + Water + Sound, a free festival featuring illuminated sculptures, projections and digital art in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.
Overview of Events 2019 :
- Sculptures + Installations
- Concerts + Screenings
- Community Events + Workshops
by Caitlind r.c. Brown + Wayne Garrett
A large-scale interactive work sculpted from 6,000 incandescent light bulbs., this piece will incorporate hundreds of pull-strings to create a simple, bright, and playfully collaborative work. Stand inside and underneath to become part of an impromptu team that animates the sculpture, creating “lightning".
by ATOMIC3 and APPAREIL Architecture
A playful immersive work that tells the story of an iceberg, from its calving into Arctic waters to its final melting near a southern shore. Iceberg will consist of a series of illuminated metallic arches arranged as a tunnel and "warmed" by human activity, creating a musical corridor and a visual and auditory symphony.
An optical toy, Loop is a cross between a music box, a zoetrope and a railway handcar. The retro-futuristic machine will project black and white images, tinted through a strobe effect and recalling the earliest movies, that will be visible inside the cylindar as well as out, set to the speed at which the participants inside set.
Les Voyageurs + Les Oiseaux
by Cédric Le Borgne
Translating into The Travelers and The Birds, these illuminated artworks delicately sculpted from chicken wire will take human and bird form sitting on roofs, perched in trees or suspended in the air. They will invite you to glance up and around and offer the possibility of a connection between the sky and the ground.
by ACT Lighting Design
A media installation that will project images from natural phenomena onto a large net, giving the effect of a hologram in the air mimicking travel around the world and further. Rare treasures from the universe, the northern skies, the deep sea, the center of the earth and more will float above reminding people how much light matters.
Scott Young, Denver CO
A maze of neon mystically bent into dangling “ropes” of illuminated glass.
Intermittent Positive Reinforcement
A hanging neon sculpture with an interactive Instagram platform.
CONCERTS + SCREENINGS
with National Repertory Orchestra
Featuring musicians from the National Repertory Orchestra, Floating Brass is a series of mobile pop-up performances that drift around the WAVE exhibition site.
Through the Blue 4.0
with Russick Smith
Featuring cellist Russick Smith, Through the Blue is a concert of cascading melodies on a tiny island between the banks of the Blue River.
with Breckenridge Film Festival
A collection of short films dedicated to different themes within the WAVE exhibition.
COMMUNITY EVENTS + WORKSHOPS
LightCycles: A Community Bike Ride
An event that encourages local cyclists to light up their bikes for a parade through the WAVE exhibition site.
Riders should gather between 7-8pm at Psycle9600 (505 S Main Street) with pre-decorated bikes.. or gear up onsite with free glow swag. Participants are encouraged to use reusable lights. Prizes will be awarded to the “greenest” bikes. This event is a co-produced with the Cycle Effect and Psycle9600.
Acrylic + Water: Nightscape Paintings
Play with the properties of acrylic and watercolor paint on the unique surface of bare wood.
Glass Chandelier- Community Art Project
Come try glass blowing! Bending thin pieces of glass, your creations will add to a community art piece.
Scott Young: Artist Talk
Come meet Scott Young and learn about his previous work & WAVE installations.
Scott Young: Neon Workshop
Come learn how to create art with neon! Taught by WAVE artist Scott Young.
Capture the clouds via your very own pinhole camera.
Create and bind your own, one-of-a-kind bird book!
Form fun and airy sculptures using mesh and wire.
Create a colorful drip art using a number of techniques.
Learn to Weld: Tin Can Luminaries
Create a unique tin can luminary with abstract designs.
Woodworking: Shadow Boxes
Cut, shape and join wood to create a shadow box.