Brookline, MA – The Brookline Arts Center (BAC) is thrilled to announce its new public art installation, “Connectionography”.
“Connectionography” is an interactive, multi-location public art installation that will engage community members through the use of art and technology.
At a time when interactions between strangers within our communities are becoming harder to establish, “Connectionography” invites people to find a whimsical and encouraging way to accept, have fun with and establish connections with others.
The installation includes four interactive light boxes that will be placed throughout Brookline for a period of two months. The four individual forms, when finally mounted together, will form a single art piece to be hung permanently at the BAC.
As they are placed separately throughout the community, the individual forms will interact with each other through the use of WIFI and touch controlled LED lights. Passers-by will be encouraged to interact with an individual piece through touch – setting off a responsive light within the piece and concurrently with the other pieces – thus offering a fun and imaginative interaction.
“Connectionography” launches Saturday, October 1 from 12:00-4:00pm at the BAC and in conjunction with ArtWeek Boston. The launch includes a sneak-peek of the installation before it is installed throughout Brookline, and also includes free art activities for all ages that are inspired by the piece.
Following the launch, from October 4-November 28, the four individual light boxes will be installed throughout Brookline at Eureka Puzzles and Games, Brookline Interactive Group, Brookline Teen Center and the BAC.
The installation will conclude on December 1 from 5:00-8:00pm during Brookline’s First Light Festival, when the four individual forms return to the BAC.
A creative team consisting of Nicolas Arranz, Frank Criscione, Julie Graham, Marcia Hulley and Mitch Shiles executed the concept and creation of the project.
“Connectionography” was made possible thanks to the support of Eureka Puzzles and Games, Brookline Interactive Group, the Brookline Teen Center and the generosity of Blick Art Materials and Chobee Hoy Associates.
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