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CLOUD by Caitlind r.c. Brown + Wayne Garrett @ Arts District Campus
May 30 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
CLOUD by Caitlind r.c. Brown + Wayne Garrett @ Arts District Campus | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

CLOUD is a large-scale interactive work sculpted from 6,000 incandescent light bulbs. The piece incorporates hundreds of pull-strings to create a simple, bright, and playfully collaborative work. Stand inside and underneath to become part of an impromptu team that animates the sculpture, creating “lightning” within and without. Stand outside the sculpture and witness both the upturned, smiling faces of the collaborators as well as the unpredictable display of distant rain clouds and stormy skies familiar to people everywhere. 

The first edition of CLOUD was commissioned for Nuit Blanche Calgary in 2012. A second edition was commissioned by Garage Museum of Contemporary Art for Art Experiment 2013 (Moscow).

CLOUD is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
Photo credit: Doug Wong

THE CREATORS
Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett work with diverse mediums and materials, ranging from artificial light to re-appropriated architectural debris. Their projects explore the social e§ects of light, interactivity, site-specificity, collaboration, and play. Regular collaborators since 2010, Caitlind and Wayne have exhibited work in Canada, Russia, the United States, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Singapore, Israel, and South Korea.

Iceberg by ATOMIC3 and APPAREIL Architecture @ Blue River Plaza
May 30 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Iceberg by ATOMIC3 and APPAREIL Architecture @ Blue River Plaza | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Iceberg is playful immersive work that tells the story of an iceberg, from its calving into Arctic waters to its final melting near a southern shore. In their natural state, the crevasses within Iceberg resonate like gigantic organ pipes whose tonalities change as they gradually melt. Inspired by this monumental natural instrument, Iceberg consists of a series of illuminated metallic arches that each produce a particular sound. Arranged as a tunnel, the arches beckon visitors to enter, listen to and play the giant organ, whose notes and light travel the musical corridor from end to end. Human activity “warms up” the ice monuments and transforms their original nature into a visual and auditory symphony.

Iceberg was first presented as part of the 3th edition of Luminothérapie, in 2012-2013, at the Place des Festivals in the Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal.

Iceberg is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
Photo credit: Martine Doyon

THE CREATORS
With over 10 years of experience in the performing arts, director Félix Dagenais and lighting designer Louis-Xavier Gagnon-Lebrun founded ATOMIC3 to push their artistic development beyond the walls of the theater, inventing new ways to tell stories and spark the imagination. Together they design and create urban installations that transform space and light up people’s everyday lives. Whether interactive or contemplative, their works invite citizens to look at their environment with new eyes. Their rich and diverse performing arts experience informs their approach, bringing original narrative and poetic dimensions to their work.

CREDITS
Creation and execution: ATOMIC3 and APPAREIL Architecture in collaboration with Jean-Sébastien Côté and Philippe Jean
Artistic Direction and production: ATOMIC3 – Félix Dagenais, Louis-Xavier Gagnon-Lebrun
Architectural Design: Appareil Architecture Lighting Design: ATOMIC3 – Félix Dagenais, Louis-Xavier Gagnon-Lebrun
Sound Design: Jean-Sébastien Côté
Interactive System Design: Philippe Jean Production:
A co-production of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and Illuminart, created for the MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE festival.

Intermittent Positive Reinforcement by Scott Young @ Arts District Lawn
May 30 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Intermittent Positive Reinforcement by Scott Young @ Arts District Lawn | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Intermittent Positive Reinforcement is a hanging neon sculpture with an interactive Instagram platform.

Intermittent Positive Reinforcement is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.

THE CREATOR
Conceptual artist Scott Young works in a variety of new media including video and installation, but his primary focus is neon-based artwork. His piece “Wish You Were Here” (which also reads “Wish You Were Her”) previously graced the top of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. His critically acclaimed exhibition Gas Light Love Bomb was the inaugural exhibition for K Contemporary and set the stage for the gallery’s immersive solo exhibition style.

Les Voyageurs + Les Oiseaux by Cédric Le Borgne @ Arts District Campus
May 30 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Les Voyageurs + Les Oiseaux by Cédric Le Borgne @ Arts District Campus | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Les Voyageurs (The Travelers) and Les Oiseaux (The Birds) are ethereal, illuminated artworks delicately sculpted from chicken wire by French artist Cédric Le Borgne. The luminous figures take human and bird form, appearing and disappearing in the night sky. Sitting on roofs, perched in trees or suspended in the air, they appear to look at you, or perhaps past you. They invite you to glance up and around, they offer the possibility of a connection between the sky and the ground, between dream and reality.

Traveling from Toulouse to Geneva, from Seoul and now, for the first time, to the U.S., eight of these beautiful, spiritual figures will be located throughout the Arts District and the Blue River Plaza.

Les Voyageurs and Les Oiseaux are featured installations at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
Photo credit: Stuart Forster / Alamy Stock Photo

THE CREATOR
Cédric Le Borgne is a French artist who creates incredible illuminated sculptures using chicken wire. The figures are often installed in highly visible public places, suspended in the air in parks or in busy urban centers. Le Borgne invites everyone to view daily life in a fresh way, to rise up, to dream. By abolishing barriers, his work of exploring spaces is sensitive, his poetry subtly interacts with each place it comments upon. From sculptures to photo or video, from perennial installations to spontaneous performance, from street-art to web-art, his work is free of formal constraints.

Light Flows by ACT Lighting Design @ Riverwalk Center Lawn
May 30 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Light Flows by ACT Lighting Design @ Riverwalk Center Lawn | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Out of the darkness, a moving light appears in between the trees; dancing in the middle of the sky it looks like a mirage. Light Matters is a media installation that projects images from natural phenomena onto a large net, giving the effect of a hologram in the air.

Since the beginning of time, light has existed in its most existential form providing comfort and enchantment. More and more, artificial light tends to steal the thunder of natural lights and darkness. These natural phenomena are hiding nowadays in pure darkness like a diamond in a mine. To reveal these marvelous pieces of natural light into the heart of the city, Light Matters proposes a travel around the world and further. Rare treasures from the universe, the northern skies, the deep sea, the center of the earth and more will float above us reminding people how much light matters. You can continuously be mesmerized by the versatility, power and beauty of light, which has been around for so much longer than man.

Light Matters is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
Photo credit: Courtesy of the artist

THE CREATORS
ACT Lighting Design (ACTLD) is a Belgian based design agency founded by Koert Vermeulen in 1995. Today, the agency is specialized in lighting, visual and environmental design. Their portfolio includes light designs for interiors, buildings and outdoor spaces, as well as temporary lighting design and installations for festivals, ceremonies, shows and events. Innovation, personal experience and sustainability make up the core of the agency’s design practice.

Loop by Ekumen @ Ridge Street Arts Square
May 30 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Loop by Ekumen @ Ridge Street Arts Square | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

The work is inspired by the zoetrope, an optical toy invented in the 19th century. Loop is a cross between a music box, a zoetrope and a railway handcar. The retro-futuristic machine, more than two metres in diameter, creates animated fairy-tale Loops. Through the combined efforts of members of the public working the hand lever, the image cylinder lights up and creates the illusion of motion in the drawings.

The black and white images, tinted through a strobe effect, recall the earliest movies and are visible inside the cylinder as well as outside it, so that they can be watched from close up or far away. The speed at which the images fly by, the frequency at which the light flickers and the rhythm of the audio composition are all directly related to the pace set by the participants, who can be of any age.

Loop was first presented as part of the 7th edition of Luminothérapie, in 2016-2017, at the Place des Festivals in the Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal.

Loop is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
Photo credit: Ulysse Lemerise / OSA

THE CREATORS
A work by Ekumen, designed by Olivier Girouard, Jonathan Villeneuve, and Ottoblix in collaboration with Generique Design, Jérôme Roy and Thomas Ouellet Fredericks.

CREDITS
Concept and execution: Olivier Girouard (Ekumen) and Jonathan Villeneuve
Animations: Ottoblix
Industrial design: generique design
Electronic design and programming: Thomas Ouellet Fredericks
Technical support: Adsum Lab
Mechanical consultant: Jérôme D. Roy (Terrafirma)
Audio programming: Dominic Thibault
Sound: Olivier Girouard (Ekumen)
Production: Quartier des Spectacles

Tension by Scott Young @ Gallery@OMH, Old Masonic Hall
May 30 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tension by Scott Young @ Gallery@OMH, Old Masonic Hall | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Tension lures the visitor into a maze of neon mystically bent into dangling “ropes” of illuminated glass. The glowing cables defy the physics of their medium and appear to loosely hang on mechanical pulley systems, evocative of machinery used in the mining era of Summit County. Scott Young’s work confuses the senses and invites us to question what in our life appears vital and warm, but secretly possesses a tenuous fragility that only survives through devoted care.

Tension is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
Photo credit: Courtesy of the artist

THE CREATOR
Conceptual artist Scott Young works in a variety of new media including video and installation, but his primary focus is neon-based artwork. His piece “Wish You Were Here” (which also reads “Wish You Were Her”) previously graced the top of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. His critically acclaimed exhibition Gas Light Love Bomb was the inaugural exhibition for K Contemporary and set the stage for the gallery’s immersive solo exhibition style.

May
31
Fri
CLOUD by Caitlind r.c. Brown + Wayne Garrett @ Arts District Campus
May 31 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
CLOUD by Caitlind r.c. Brown + Wayne Garrett @ Arts District Campus | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

CLOUD is a large-scale interactive work sculpted from 6,000 incandescent light bulbs. The piece incorporates hundreds of pull-strings to create a simple, bright, and playfully collaborative work. Stand inside and underneath to become part of an impromptu team that animates the sculpture, creating “lightning” within and without. Stand outside the sculpture and witness both the upturned, smiling faces of the collaborators as well as the unpredictable display of distant rain clouds and stormy skies familiar to people everywhere. 

The first edition of CLOUD was commissioned for Nuit Blanche Calgary in 2012. A second edition was commissioned by Garage Museum of Contemporary Art for Art Experiment 2013 (Moscow).

CLOUD is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
Photo credit: Doug Wong

THE CREATORS
Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett work with diverse mediums and materials, ranging from artificial light to re-appropriated architectural debris. Their projects explore the social e§ects of light, interactivity, site-specificity, collaboration, and play. Regular collaborators since 2010, Caitlind and Wayne have exhibited work in Canada, Russia, the United States, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Singapore, Israel, and South Korea.

Iceberg by ATOMIC3 and APPAREIL Architecture @ Blue River Plaza
May 31 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Iceberg by ATOMIC3 and APPAREIL Architecture @ Blue River Plaza | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Iceberg is playful immersive work that tells the story of an iceberg, from its calving into Arctic waters to its final melting near a southern shore. In their natural state, the crevasses within Iceberg resonate like gigantic organ pipes whose tonalities change as they gradually melt. Inspired by this monumental natural instrument, Iceberg consists of a series of illuminated metallic arches that each produce a particular sound. Arranged as a tunnel, the arches beckon visitors to enter, listen to and play the giant organ, whose notes and light travel the musical corridor from end to end. Human activity “warms up” the ice monuments and transforms their original nature into a visual and auditory symphony.

Iceberg was first presented as part of the 3th edition of Luminothérapie, in 2012-2013, at the Place des Festivals in the Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal.

Iceberg is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
Photo credit: Martine Doyon

THE CREATORS
With over 10 years of experience in the performing arts, director Félix Dagenais and lighting designer Louis-Xavier Gagnon-Lebrun founded ATOMIC3 to push their artistic development beyond the walls of the theater, inventing new ways to tell stories and spark the imagination. Together they design and create urban installations that transform space and light up people’s everyday lives. Whether interactive or contemplative, their works invite citizens to look at their environment with new eyes. Their rich and diverse performing arts experience informs their approach, bringing original narrative and poetic dimensions to their work.

CREDITS
Creation and execution: ATOMIC3 and APPAREIL Architecture in collaboration with Jean-Sébastien Côté and Philippe Jean
Artistic Direction and production: ATOMIC3 – Félix Dagenais, Louis-Xavier Gagnon-Lebrun
Architectural Design: Appareil Architecture Lighting Design: ATOMIC3 – Félix Dagenais, Louis-Xavier Gagnon-Lebrun
Sound Design: Jean-Sébastien Côté
Interactive System Design: Philippe Jean Production:
A co-production of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and Illuminart, created for the MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE festival.

Intermittent Positive Reinforcement by Scott Young @ Arts District Lawn
May 31 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Intermittent Positive Reinforcement by Scott Young @ Arts District Lawn | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Intermittent Positive Reinforcement is a hanging neon sculpture with an interactive Instagram platform.

Intermittent Positive Reinforcement is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.

THE CREATOR
Conceptual artist Scott Young works in a variety of new media including video and installation, but his primary focus is neon-based artwork. His piece “Wish You Were Here” (which also reads “Wish You Were Her”) previously graced the top of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. His critically acclaimed exhibition Gas Light Love Bomb was the inaugural exhibition for K Contemporary and set the stage for the gallery’s immersive solo exhibition style.

Les Voyageurs + Les Oiseaux by Cédric Le Borgne @ Arts District Campus
May 31 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Les Voyageurs + Les Oiseaux by Cédric Le Borgne @ Arts District Campus | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Les Voyageurs (The Travelers) and Les Oiseaux (The Birds) are ethereal, illuminated artworks delicately sculpted from chicken wire by French artist Cédric Le Borgne. The luminous figures take human and bird form, appearing and disappearing in the night sky. Sitting on roofs, perched in trees or suspended in the air, they appear to look at you, or perhaps past you. They invite you to glance up and around, they offer the possibility of a connection between the sky and the ground, between dream and reality.

Traveling from Toulouse to Geneva, from Seoul and now, for the first time, to the U.S., eight of these beautiful, spiritual figures will be located throughout the Arts District and the Blue River Plaza.

Les Voyageurs and Les Oiseaux are featured installations at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
Photo credit: Courtesy of the artist

THE CREATOR
Cédric Le Borgne is a French artist who creates incredible illuminated sculptures using chicken wire. The figures are often installed in highly visible public places, suspended in the air in parks or in busy urban centers. Le Borgne invites everyone to view daily life in a fresh way, to rise up, to dream. By abolishing barriers, his work of exploring spaces is sensitive, his poetry subtly interacts with each place it comments upon. From sculptures to photo or video, from perennial installations to spontaneous performance, from street-art to web-art, his work is free of formal constraints.

Light Flows by ACT Lighting Design @ Riverwalk Center Lawn
May 31 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Light Flows by ACT Lighting Design @ Riverwalk Center Lawn | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Out of the darkness, a moving light appears in between the trees; dancing in the middle of the sky it looks like a mirage. Light Matters is a media installation that projects images from natural phenomena onto a large net, giving the effect of a hologram in the air.

Since the beginning of time, light has existed in its most existential form providing comfort and enchantment. More and more, artificial light tends to steal the thunder of natural lights and darkness. These natural phenomena are hiding nowadays in pure darkness like a diamond in a mine. To reveal these marvelous pieces of natural light into the heart of the city, Light Matters proposes a travel around the world and further. Rare treasures from the universe, the northern skies, the deep sea, the center of the earth and more will float above us reminding people how much light matters. You can continuously be mesmerized by the versatility, power and beauty of light, which has been around for so much longer than man.

Light Matters is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
Photo credit: Courtesy of the artist

THE CREATORS
ACT Lighting Design (ACTLD) is a Belgian based design agency founded by Koert Vermeulen in 1995. Today, the agency is specialized in lighting, visual and environmental design. Their portfolio includes light designs for interiors, buildings and outdoor spaces, as well as temporary lighting design and installations for festivals, ceremonies, shows and events. Innovation, personal experience and sustainability make up the core of the agency’s design practice.

Loop by Ekumen @ Ridge Street Arts Square
May 31 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Loop by Ekumen @ Ridge Street Arts Square | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

The work is inspired by the zoetrope, an optical toy invented in the 19th century. Loop is a cross between a music box, a zoetrope and a railway handcar. The retro-futuristic machine, more than two metres in diameter, creates animated fairy-tale Loops. Through the combined efforts of members of the public working the hand lever, the image cylinder lights up and creates the illusion of motion in the drawings.

The black and white images, tinted through a strobe effect, recall the earliest movies and are visible inside the cylinder as well as outside it, so that they can be watched from close up or far away. The speed at which the images fly by, the frequency at which the light flickers and the rhythm of the audio composition are all directly related to the pace set by the participants, who can be of any age.

Loop was first presented as part of the 7th edition of Luminothérapie, in 2016-2017, at the Place des Festivals in the Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal.

Loop is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
Photo credit: Alexandre Ayer Photography

THE CREATORS
A work by Ekumen, designed by Olivier Girouard, Jonathan Villeneuve, and Ottoblix in collaboration with Generique Design, Jérôme Roy and Thomas Ouellet Fredericks.

CREDITS
Concept and execution: Olivier Girouard (Ekumen) and Jonathan Villeneuve
Animations: Ottoblix
Industrial design: generique design
Electronic design and programming: Thomas Ouellet Fredericks
Technical support: Adsum Lab
Mechanical consultant: Jérôme D. Roy (Terrafirma)
Audio programming: Dominic Thibault
Sound: Olivier Girouard (Ekumen)
Production: Quartier des Spectacles

Tension by Scott Young @ Gallery@OMH, Old Masonic Hall
May 31 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tension by Scott Young @ Gallery@OMH, Old Masonic Hall | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Tension lures the visitor into a maze of neon mystically bent into dangling “ropes” of illuminated glass. The glowing cables defy the physics of their medium and appear to loosely hang on mechanical pulley systems, evocative of machinery used in the mining era of Summit County. Scott Young’s work confuses the senses and invites us to question what in our life appears vital and warm, but secretly possesses a tenuous fragility that only survives through devoted care.

Tension is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.

THE CREATOR
Conceptual artist Scott Young works in a variety of new media including video and installation, but his primary focus is neon-based artwork. His piece “Wish You Were Here” (which also reads “Wish You Were Her”) previously graced the top of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. His critically acclaimed exhibition Gas Light Love Bomb was the inaugural exhibition for K Contemporary and set the stage for the gallery’s immersive solo exhibition style.

Jun
1
Sat
CLOUD by Caitlind r.c. Brown + Wayne Garrett @ Arts District Campus
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
CLOUD by Caitlind r.c. Brown + Wayne Garrett @ Arts District Campus | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

CLOUD is a large-scale interactive work sculpted from 6,000 incandescent light bulbs. The piece incorporates hundreds of pull-strings to create a simple, bright, and playfully collaborative work. Stand inside and underneath to become part of an impromptu team that animates the sculpture, creating “lightning” within and without. Stand outside the sculpture and witness both the upturned, smiling faces of the collaborators as well as the unpredictable display of distant rain clouds and stormy skies familiar to people everywhere. 

The first edition of CLOUD was commissioned for Nuit Blanche Calgary in 2012. A second edition was commissioned by Garage Museum of Contemporary Art for Art Experiment 2013 (Moscow).

CLOUD is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
Photo credit: Caitlind Brown

THE CREATORS
Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett work with diverse mediums and materials, ranging from artificial light to re-appropriated architectural debris. Their projects explore the social e§ects of light, interactivity, site-specificity, collaboration, and play. Regular collaborators since 2010, Caitlind and Wayne have exhibited work in Canada, Russia, the United States, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Singapore, Israel, and South Korea.

Iceberg by ATOMIC3 and APPAREIL Architecture @ Blue River Plaza
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Iceberg by ATOMIC3 and APPAREIL Architecture @ Blue River Plaza | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Iceberg is playful immersive work that tells the story of an iceberg, from its calving into Arctic waters to its final melting near a southern shore. In their natural state, the crevasses within Iceberg resonate like gigantic organ pipes whose tonalities change as they gradually melt. Inspired by this monumental natural instrument, Iceberg consists of a series of illuminated metallic arches that each produce a particular sound. Arranged as a tunnel, the arches beckon visitors to enter, listen to and play the giant organ, whose notes and light travel the musical corridor from end to end. Human activity “warms up” the ice monuments and transforms their original nature into a visual and auditory symphony.

Iceberg was first presented as part of the 3th edition of Luminothérapie, in 2012-2013, at the Place des Festivals in the Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal.

Iceberg is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
Photo credit: Martine Doyon

THE CREATORS
With over 10 years of experience in the performing arts, director Félix Dagenais and lighting designer Louis-Xavier Gagnon-Lebrun founded ATOMIC3 to push their artistic development beyond the walls of the theater, inventing new ways to tell stories and spark the imagination. Together they design and create urban installations that transform space and light up people’s everyday lives. Whether interactive or contemplative, their works invite citizens to look at their environment with new eyes. Their rich and diverse performing arts experience informs their approach, bringing original narrative and poetic dimensions to their work.

CREDITS
Creation and execution: ATOMIC3 and APPAREIL Architecture in collaboration with Jean-Sébastien Côté and Philippe Jean
Artistic Direction and production: ATOMIC3 – Félix Dagenais, Louis-Xavier Gagnon-Lebrun
Architectural Design: Appareil Architecture Lighting Design: ATOMIC3 – Félix Dagenais, Louis-Xavier Gagnon-Lebrun
Sound Design: Jean-Sébastien Côté
Interactive System Design: Philippe Jean Production:
A co-production of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and Illuminart, created for the MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE festival.

Intermittent Positive Reinforcement by Scott Young @ Arts District Lawn
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Intermittent Positive Reinforcement by Scott Young @ Arts District Lawn | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Intermittent Positive Reinforcement is a hanging neon sculpture with an interactive Instagram platform.

Intermittent Positive Reinforcement is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.

THE CREATOR
Conceptual artist Scott Young works in a variety of new media including video and installation, but his primary focus is neon-based artwork. His piece “Wish You Were Here” (which also reads “Wish You Were Her”) previously graced the top of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. His critically acclaimed exhibition Gas Light Love Bomb was the inaugural exhibition for K Contemporary and set the stage for the gallery’s immersive solo exhibition style.

Les Voyageurs + Les Oiseaux by Cédric Le Borgne @ Arts District Campus
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Les Voyageurs + Les Oiseaux by Cédric Le Borgne @ Arts District Campus | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Les Voyageurs (The Travelers) and Les Oiseaux (The Birds) are ethereal, illuminated artworks delicately sculpted from chicken wire by French artist Cédric Le Borgne. The luminous figures take human and bird form, appearing and disappearing in the night sky. Sitting on roofs, perched in trees or suspended in the air, they appear to look at you, or perhaps past you. They invite you to glance up and around, they offer the possibility of a connection between the sky and the ground, between dream and reality.

Traveling from Toulouse to Geneva, from Seoul and now, for the first time, to the U.S., eight of these beautiful, spiritual figures will be located throughout the Arts District and the Blue River Plaza.

Les Voyageurs and Les Oiseaux are featured installations at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
Photo credit: Courtesy of the artist

THE CREATOR
Cédric Le Borgne is a French artist who creates incredible illuminated sculptures using chicken wire. The figures are often installed in highly visible public places, suspended in the air in parks or in busy urban centers. Le Borgne invites everyone to view daily life in a fresh way, to rise up, to dream. By abolishing barriers, his work of exploring spaces is sensitive, his poetry subtly interacts with each place it comments upon. From sculptures to photo or video, from perennial installations to spontaneous performance, from street-art to web-art, his work is free of formal constraints.

Light Flows by ACT Lighting Design @ Riverwalk Center Lawn
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Light Flows by ACT Lighting Design @ Riverwalk Center Lawn | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Out of the darkness, a moving light appears in between the trees; dancing in the middle of the sky it looks like a mirage. Light Matters is a media installation that projects images from natural phenomena onto a large net, giving the effect of a hologram in the air.

Since the beginning of time, light has existed in its most existential form providing comfort and enchantment. More and more, artificial light tends to steal the thunder of natural lights and darkness. These natural phenomena are hiding nowadays in pure darkness like a diamond in a mine. To reveal these marvelous pieces of natural light into the heart of the city, Light Matters proposes a travel around the world and further. Rare treasures from the universe, the northern skies, the deep sea, the center of the earth and more will float above us reminding people how much light matters. You can continuously be mesmerized by the versatility, power and beauty of light, which has been around for so much longer than man.

Light Matters is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
Photo credit: Courtesy of the artist

THE CREATORS
ACT Lighting Design (ACTLD) is a Belgian based design agency founded by Koert Vermeulen in 1995. Today, the agency is specialized in lighting, visual and environmental design. Their portfolio includes light designs for interiors, buildings and outdoor spaces, as well as temporary lighting design and installations for festivals, ceremonies, shows and events. Innovation, personal experience and sustainability make up the core of the agency’s design practice.

Loop by Ekumen @ Ridge Street Arts Square
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Loop by Ekumen @ Ridge Street Arts Square | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

The work is inspired by the zoetrope, an optical toy invented in the 19th century. Loop is a cross between a music box, a zoetrope and a railway handcar. The retro-futuristic machine, more than two metres in diameter, creates animated fairy-tale Loops. Through the combined efforts of members of the public working the hand lever, the image cylinder lights up and creates the illusion of motion in the drawings.

The black and white images, tinted through a strobe effect, recall the earliest movies and are visible inside the cylinder as well as outside it, so that they can be watched from close up or far away. The speed at which the images fly by, the frequency at which the light flickers and the rhythm of the audio composition are all directly related to the pace set by the participants, who can be of any age.

Loop was first presented as part of the 7th edition of Luminothérapie, in 2016-2017, at the Place des Festivals in the Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal.

Loop is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.

Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
Photo credit: Regis Proulx

THE CREATORS
A work by Ekumen, designed by Olivier Girouard, Jonathan Villeneuve, and Ottoblix in collaboration with Generique Design, Jérôme Roy and Thomas Ouellet Fredericks.

CREDITS
Concept and execution: Olivier Girouard (Ekumen) and Jonathan Villeneuve
Animations: Ottoblix
Industrial design: generique design
Electronic design and programming: Thomas Ouellet Fredericks
Technical support: Adsum Lab
Mechanical consultant: Jérôme D. Roy (Terrafirma)
Audio programming: Dominic Thibault
Sound: Olivier Girouard (Ekumen)
Production: Quartier des Spectacles