Announcement // PRELUDE: A Preview of Aurora 2017

Article by Berlin Art Link in Berlin // Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

On October 21st and 22nd, Aurora will present two nights of light, video, and sound-based, immersive arts installations at the AT&T Performing Arts Center campus and the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas. While Aurora is as a biennial event spanning the entire Dallas Arts District, in this off-year the free and public art event will host a smaller, two-night Preview of Aurora 2017.


teamVOID: ‘Lightwave’, 2016 // Courtesy the artist

Prelude: A Preview of Aurora 2017 is curated by Justine Ludwig (Dallas), Nadim Samman (Berlin), and Dooeun Choi (New York) and features 10 installations by international artists.

London-based artist Quayola will present ‘Pleasant Places’, an ultra high definition film projection inspired by 17th century landscape prints, covering the 20,000 square feet of the Meyerson Symphony Center’s facade. Acclaimed Indian artist Shilpa Gupta will create a participatory neon light installation using text to invoke the thought of a daydream. Audio-kinetic sculptor Herman Kolgen, hailing from Montreal, will tap into the pulse of the natural environment.


Quayola: ‘Pleasant Places’, 2015 // Courtesy the artist

Korean artist collectives Ujoo+limheeyoung and teamVOID will each show works that reflect on our technological era. Ujoo+limheeyoung’s art practice gives life to fantasy world machines, while teamVOID form moving patterns using kinetic and wave-like optical illusions. Tramaine Townsend‘s artistic practice uses scientific methods to manipulate and design abstract patterned visuals. Alicia Eggert & Safwat Saleem collaborate on a light and text piece that aims to illuminate widespread political issues in the world’s most commonly spoken languages. Antonin Fourneau’s interactive installation invites the audience to draw ephemeral messages with light.


Herman Holgen: ‘Unwind’, 2016 // Courtesy the artist

Additional Info

‘PRELUDE: A Preview of Aurora 2017’
Public Art Event: Oct. 21–22, 2016
Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas, click here for map
AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas, Texas, click here for map

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