Turned Onn: A New Festival Brings Light, Warmth and Art to a Ballard Warehouse
Susan Robb, Sierra Stinson and Jim Demetre probably aren't alone in thinking that Seattle could do with just a little more light in the winter months. They are, however, among the few people who are doing something about it. The trio designed and curated a light festival of sorts, placing an entire collection of installations, projections and other works of art related to light in an 11,000 square foot warehouse in Ballard. Check out Rachel Shimp's review of the experience as well as my photos below.
Two black arrows and a pink ribbon mark the discreet entrance in an alleyway behind the Sweater Factory.
Claude Zervas' Field Trip cast an eery glow upon visitors and those who stepped aboard.
The Pearl Tent, created by Maija Feibig, allowed viewers to admire it's shelter from outside or from within, offering a warm shower of light from above.
No Touching Ground brought his signature theme of nature in to the space with Metamorphasis.
The shadow of a passerby sweeps across the side of Graham Downing's work, aptly titled, Perhaps it was a man in a tunnel and he was sad because it was dark and rats were running around. But then he saw the light! And it made him full of hope.
TJ Davis of lux Collective used a series of moving projections and sheer curtains to create the electrically illuminating effects of Winter Sprites.
Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes gave viewers a place to rest their bodies and eyes with Lest we Forget...
Katy Stone's AURORA AUSTRALIS managed to transform the tiniest room in the building in to the happiest room in the building with her incredible simple, yet extraordinarily effective use of a turntable, lamp and plenty of sequins.