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Paramount LED Windows

Artist:

curated by Joseph D. Ketner II

Location:

on the façade of 559 Washington Street  

Location

on the façade of 559 Washington Street
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA
United States
42° 21' 12.7692" N, 71° 3' 45.576" W

Neighborhood:

Downtown

Type:

light installation

Year:

2011

Medium:

LED lights

Collection:

Emerson

Funders:

ArtsEmerson

Description:

As part of the re-imagining of the Paramount Theatre, Emerson College created a three-story high, energy efficient LED installation designed to be viewed through the arched windows of the old Arcade building and seen from the street.

Joseph D. Ketner II, The Henry and Lois Foster Chair of Contemporary Art and Distinguished Curator-in-Residence at Emerson College, has invited four artists to contribute works for the initial presentation: Jim Campbell, John Craig Freeman, Brian Knep, and Erwin Redl. Images will be visible on the building's three stories-high, seven window bays-wide architecturally scaled art installation. Each artists’ work will run in 15 minute blocks. The program will run nightly beginning 2 hours before sunset and ending at midnight. It is anticipated that the contributed work will change periodically, featuring a rotating roster of artists.

According to Ketner, “The intention is to activate the visual dynamics of Washington Street and the Theatre District neighborhood with something a little different—a monumental artistic experience.” 

Read more at ArtsEmerson Online.

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