October 18, 2019 – december 20, 2019
Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM
Special Gallery Hours
November 23rd 12PM – 6PM
November 30th 9AM – 2PM
December 7th 12PM-6PM
December 8th 12PM-3PM
About the Exhibition
Perpetual Interaction // Ongoing Fun
All of the work in Luminescence and Playful Spaces has an element of light to view, to touch, to alter. Many pieces will include sources of constant light that the viewer will be able to shift or reset through his/her interaction.
Simon Alexander-Adams’ work Umbra, created for this exhibition, is an interactive installation allowing participants to construct virtual structures by placing objects onto illuminated surfaces. These surfaces will transform everyday objects into tangible interfaces, allowing the audience to manipulate dynamic generative video using their hands, objects in their pockets, or an assortment of materials provided at the installation (blocks of various shapes, string and chains, etc.).
This isn’t just any Opening Reception …
it’s a light-infused sensory sensation!
Friday, October 18 from 5:00-8:30. Free Admission
Kick-off the Halloween festivities with us Friday, October 18 with a party under our pavilion.
Luminescence is the first and only SCA show presenting innovative technology as part of the exhibition experience. This indoor-outdoor, light-based exhibition pushes the boundaries of motion media, demanding an equally special community unveiling. We’re amping up the opening reception with live music, local food, cash bar, and hands-on art projects for children and families.
Once you’ve experienced the indoor gallery space, join us outside under the pavilion while the “Playful Spaces” installation wraps us all in a light-infused hug while the evening grows dark. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy the Detroit-based art-rock quartet, Saajtak, (of which artist Simon Alexander-Adams is a member). As you engage with the tangible art surrounding the event, experience projections and glowing backdrops while listening to Saajtak seamlessly weave together simmering grooves, surprising textures, and melodic hooks.
The evening will light up the senses as people of all ages enjoy the evening under the pavilion and throughout the building. We hope to see you there!
Sponsors for the Luminescence exhibition, opening party, and school/community programming: Perrigo, John Cannarsa & Tim Straker, Consumers Energy, Allegan County Community Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, and Meijer.
Meet THE ARTISTS
Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza
began collaborating as Cuppetelli and Mendoza in 2010. They create installations and objects that combine physical elements with digital technologies, composing sensual, immersive and dynamic experiences.
“I make physical objects because I value real world experiences, real phenomena. Receiving light is a visceral experience which is able to impact us emotionally, and my aim is to pull on these strings.”
is a Detroit-based multimedia artist and designer working within the intersection of music, visual arts and technology. He specializes in real-time generative art, interactive installations and audiovisual performances. He is inspired by the emergent patterns found in nature and uses complex systems to simulate natural phenomenon in the pursuit of organic textures and surprising interactions. He also draws on a love of fractals “He also draws on a love of fractals and geometry, science fiction and glitch art (the aesthetics of failure.)”
Jeremy Barnett and Jason Maracani
Jeremy and Jason attribute their excitement about responsive engagement to their theatre backgrounds. “To be a student of theatre is to be a student of human nature,” Jeremy says. “It’s to navigate how we respond and to have a sense of human patterns.”
Children’s and Adult Programming
Additionally, we’re creating community touchpoints for the building of Playful Spaces. Students and community members have opportunities to paint sticks and actually build sections of the larger work. This gives children and adults a sense of ownership in this unique project, further propelling the concepts of invitation and interaction.