What will you see at the BLINK Light Festival? Organizers announce the first wave of artists – WLWT Cincinnati | Candle Made Easy

BLINK organizers gave the first reveal on what to expect at this year’s glowing lights adventure. BLINK 2022 will take place from October 13th to 16th. The four-day event spans 30 city blocks for an immersive light exhibition. The event will feature street art pieces, projection mapping and light-based installations. The organizers announced the first round of artists from around the world participating in the event. Among the artists coming is London-based visual artist Shantell Martin, who will bring her black-and-white style, which comes from her background as an intuitive philosopher and cultural mediator. Muralist Case Maclaim will bring her work to the festival, which uses overlays of hands in various positions, depicting not only physical movement but also political and societal action. Artists will also celebrate unique cultures from around the world. Portuguese visual artist and illustrator AddFuel incorporates elements influenced by the 140+ year old The Rookwood Pottery Company. Artist Wendy Yo will bring a collaborative work of projection and dance thanks to a partnership with Cincy-based Hip Hop Cultural Arts Center Elementz. Afro-Surrealist visual artist Vince Fraser will also explore collaboration opportunities, collaborating with the Underworld Black Arts Festival and Napoleon Maddox to tell the story of Little Africa with a large-scale projection installation. Artists from here in Cincinnati will take center stage BLINK will be exhibiting their work on a grand scale. Michael Coppage expands his BLACK BOX project with a large-format projection installation. Local artist Jason Snell integrates projection mapping into the ArtWorks mural he also designed, Ezzard Charles: The Cincinnati Cobra. Local production powerhouse Lightborne will take on the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in its third year in a projection display. Local favorites DogFish Crew, Jessica Wolf and Mallory Feltz will also bring the Cincinnati vibe to the festival. Linz & Lamb, the artistic duo with a member from Cincinnati, will bring their incredibly romantic connection to every piece they collaborate on, as well as infusing their love of the city. The festival also includes buildings such as The American Building in OTR, Mother of God Church in Covington, Kentucky, and Memorial Hall. The American Building project will be the work of Sean Van Praag, a recurring projection artist. The other two will be completed by Antaless Visual Designs, the Italian projection company led by CEO Alessio Cassaro. The festival will also incorporate projection mapping into an existing iconic mural, Cincinnati Toy Heritage, an ArtWorks mural designed by local artist Jonathan Queen, and projection mapping by international video mapping artist Graffmapping. This is not the only international contribution. This is Loop, a large-scale, multidisciplinary UK-based creative team, will bring their PULSE installation to BLINK, making this the first US premiere of PULSE. The OGE Design Group, the international art collective from Israel, is working with parade partners to present their “Together” installation to the BLINK audience. The Spanish team Pichiavo brings their widely recognized expertise in connecting paintings and sculptures in urban environments, further integrating the 2D and 3D aspects in the city.

BLINK organizers first revealed what to expect at this year’s glowing lights adventure.

BLINK 2022 will take place from October 13th to 16th. The four-day event spans 30 city blocks for an immersive light exhibition. The event will feature street art pieces, projection mapping and light-based installations.

The organizers announced the first round of artists from around the world participating in the event.

Upcoming artists include London-based visual artist Shantell Martin, who will bring her black-and-white style, which stems from her background as an intuitive philosopher and cultural mediator.

Muralist Case Maclaim will bring her work to the festival, which uses overlays of hands in various positions, depicting not only physical movement but also political and societal action.

Artists will also celebrate unique cultures from around the world.

Portuguese visual artist and illustrator AddFuel incorporates elements influenced by the 140+ year old The Rookwood Pottery Company.

Artist Wendy Yo will bring a collaborative effort of projection and dance thanks to a partnership with Cincy-based Hip Hop Cultural Arts Center Elementz.

Afro-Surrealist visual artist Vince Fraser will also explore collaboration opportunities, collaborating with the Underworld Black Arts Festival and Napoleon Maddox to tell the story of Little Africa with a large-scale projection installation.

Artists from here in Cincinnati will take center stage, with BLINK exhibiting their work extensively.

Michael Coppage expands his BLACK BOX project with an expansive projection installation.

Local artist Jason Snell integrates projection mapping into the ArtWorks mural he also designed, Ezzard Charles: The Cincinnati Cobra.

Local production powerhouse Lightborne competes against the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in a third-year projection ad.

Local favorites DogFish Crew, Jessica Wolf and Mallory Feltz will also bring the Cincinnati vibe to the festival.

Linz & Lamb, the artistic duo with a member from Cincinnati, will bring their incredible romantic connection to every piece they collaborate on, as well as infusing their love of the city.

The festival also includes buildings such as the American Building in OTR, the Mother of God Church in Covington, Kentucky, and Memorial Hall.

The American Building project will be the work of Sean Van Praag, a recurring projection artist. The other two will be completed by Antaless Visual Designs, the Italian projection company led by CEO Alessio Cassaro.

The festival will also incorporate projection mapping into an existing iconic mural, Cincinnati Toy Heritage, an ArtWorks mural designed by local artist Jonathan Queen and projection-mapped by international video-mapping artist Graffmapping.

This is not the only international contribution. This is Loop, a large-scale, multidisciplinary UK-based creative team, will bring their PULSE installation to BLINK, making this the first US premiere of PULSE.

The OGE Design Group, the international art collective from Israel, is working with parade partners to present their “Together” installation to the BLINK audience.

The Spanish team Pichiavo brings their widely recognized expertise in connecting paintings and sculptures in urban environments, further integrating the 2D and 3D aspects in the city.

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