Sculpting at the scale of cities

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Through her large-scale light installations, Janet Echelman explores big questions: How can we enhance public spaces in cities so that they engage individuals and communities? What can encourage us to slow down and take a moment of pause in our busy lives? Her work has captivated people in London, Amsterdam, Boston, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, and beyond. These creations, which sway gently in the wind, are living environments that viewers can get lost in.

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In this webinar, Echelman shares her journey and offers insights to her craft, which combines ancient craft with cutting-edge technology to create monumental, ultra-lightweight art that sways gently with the wind. Her installations seem to live and breathe independently; they encourage passers-by to participate and immerse themselves in the art – inviting viewers to have a personal dialogue and dynamic relationship with both the art and its setting.

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Join this webinar to understand the role collaboration plays in Echelman’s practice and how she works with a wide team of designers, engineers, city planners, and others to create and coordinate her large-scale sculptures. Hear how Echelman’s team uses technology, including custom software tools for soft-body modeling, in addition to developing platforms that facilitate interaction between members of the public and her artwork. Discover how art can be used to create a communal urban experience and become focal points for civic life.

Live on Oct 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM CET / 10:00 AM EDT

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