Brooklyn-based artist Amanda Browder is helping us launch the IN Light IN Indianapolis Light Festival with a world premiere digital installation on the Indianapolis Power & Light Company Building facade. On select nights from June 30 - August 27 you can view the work of Amanda Browder and her digital installation At Night We Light Up on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis.
Location: Indianapolis Power & Light Company Building Facade, One Monument Circle
This digital installation will be on view on the IPL facade the following nights: June 30, July 5-7, July 21-23,July 28-31, August 8-10 and August 21-27
About At Night We Light Up
Amanda Browder’s At Night We Light Up is the artist’s first large-scale computer-generated digital patterning debut, but does not steer far from her work about the cross-section of textures and architecture, building a sense of community, and creating fresh perspectives for the spaces we pass on a day to day. Historically, light has always created a desirable and central place to congregate. Similarly, Browder’s communal sewing projects towards her well-known large-scale fabric installations come to represent the personality of individual members of the community. Drawing on the aesthetics of 1970s video games a la PONG or Space Invaders, Browder is inspired by from the pixelation of the city lights at night and draws parallels to the movement of the city of Indianapolis and the people's paths through their town. Like the warp and weft, or rather the latitude and longitude, that creates the bases of fabric, At Night We Light Up is engaged by the intersection of two humans at night and their path through the city. After all, the millions of tiny pixels that make up our lives in a city come to translate a much larger overview of our everyday motions.
About Amanda Browder
Born in Missoula, MT in 1976, Amanda Browder received an MFA/MA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York producing large-scale fabric installations for building exteriors and other public sites. She has shown nationally, and internationally including at the New Museum, Ideas City Festival and FAB Fest, New York City; The Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn; University of Alabama at Birmingham AAHD, Birmingham, AL; Nuit Blanche Public Art Festival/LEITMOTIF in Toronto; Mobinale, Prague; Allegra LaViola Gallery, NYC; Nakaochiai Gallery, Tokyo; White Columns, NYC; No Longer Empty, Brooklyn. She has been published in books such as Unexpected Art: Chronicle Books and Strange Material; Arsenal Pulp Press. This year she received her first National Endowment for the Arts grant and will work with the Albright Knox Museum to cover the Buffalo Public Library. Photos and reviews have appeared in New York Times to Fibers Magazine and she is a founder of the art podcast, www.badatsports.com. The artist’s website is www.amandabrowder.com.