The stunning outdoor event announces 14 international artists from 4 continents and 18 local artists/institutions for large scale projection mapping, murals and interactive light sculptures
October 13, 2022 – October 16, 2022
CINCINNATI, July 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BLINK, Illuminated by ArtsWave, the nation’s largest light, art and projection mapping experience returns to cincinnati perfectly timed for the first time since 2019, with transcendent works across all media.
Iconic visual artist Shantel Martin brings her signature black and white style, enriched by her background as an intuitive philosopher and cultural mediator, perfectly aligning her with the event’s mission. Star muralist Maclaim case transports a strong visual message that represents not only physical movement but also political and social action.
World-class artists dedicated to the city’s history and future are ready to celebrate its unique culture. Portuguese visual artist and illustrator refueling contains elements influenced by over 140s The Rookwood Pottery Companyto ensure the past is well represented, deftly crossing the line between depicting his own heritage and depicting the rich history of the city itself. Artist Wendy Yo brings a collaborative effort of projection and dance thanks to a partnership with the Cincy-based Hip Hop Cultural Arts Center elementz. Afro-surrealist visual artist Vince Fraser also explores the collaborative ways to work Underworld Black Arts Festival and Napoleon Maddox to tell the story of Little Africa with a large-format projection installation.
The region’s own artistic talent is paramount and BLINK exhibits their work extensively. Michael Coppa expands its BLACK BOX project with an expansive projection installation. Local artist Jason Swift integrates projection mapping onto the art work mural, Ezzard Charles: The Cincinnati Cobra which Jason also designed. Power plant of local production light transmitted takes on the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) for its third year in a projection display sure to wow you. Local Favorites DogFish crew, Jessica Wolfand Mallory Feltz will also bring the Cincy vibe. Linz & lambthe artistic duo, which includes a member from Cincy, bring their incredible romantic connection to every piece they collaborate on.
Among a sea of innovations is upcoming work on The American Building in OTR, the Mother of God Church in Covington, Kentucky, and Memorial Hall stand out. The American Building project will be the work of Sean van Praag, a wonderful returning projection artist. The latter two are completed by Antaless Visual Designsthe Italian projection company headed by a CEO Alessio Cassaro. In addition to including historical cincinnati Architecture, BLINK will also integrate projection mapping into an existing iconic mural, Toy heritage of Cincinnati, a ArtWork’s muraldesigned by a local artist Jonathan Queenand projection mapped by international video mapping artist, graffiti mapping.
This is not the only international contribution announced so far. this is loop, the incredible large-scale multidisciplinary creative team from the UK brings their PULSE installation to BLINK, making this the first United States of America Premiere of PULSE. OGE design groupthe international art collective IsraelShe works with parade partners ish to present their “Together” installation to the BLINK audience. spanish team Pichiavo brings its widely recognized expertise in connecting paintings and sculptures in urban environments, further integrating the 2D and 3D aspects in the city.
The spirit of collaboration is strong throughout the artist lineup and the resulting event, with a particular focus on nurturing young artists. To achieve this, MASARY Studios and the aforementioned Shantel Martin will both work separately with youth artists works of art.
The sheer excitement doesn’t stop at the fan favorite Architects of the Air Returning for the third time with a brand new installation experience for cincinnati. Mz Ikar brings the impressive 20-foot sculpture The Full Set, which is sure to turn heads. Sonny Day– a half of WBYK–will participate and create some exclusive BLINK merch items. And a lace-inspired artist nettle and Devious round out the previous announcement.
With manager Justin Brookhart At the top, BLINK marches towards a wider audience and celebrates it all cincinnati/NKY and the art world at large.
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