Mercurial Sky

Director Park, Portland, Oregon

Mercurial Sky, 2010, Portland OR, Integrated LED lighting, video controller, playback content

In downtown urban park devoid of “nature” and plant material, the specialty lighting added to the giant canopy lights up the park at night with a series of ultra low-resolution videos capturing the movement of natural sequences (eg:moving water, a breeze moving branches, fire, clouds, pulsating jellyfish). Looking from a distance or watching reflections in windows compresses the movement into discernible form.

Special thanks to RAAC, Kristen Calhoun, Keith Lachowicz, Miles Cirillo, The Benya Burnett Consultancy, ZGF , OLIN Landscape Architecture