DATMA’s LIGHT 2020 presents Photo-kinetic Grid by Soo Sunny Park
Massachusetts Design Art and Technology Institute (DATMA), the contemporary art institute and its partners will kick off a city-wide, collaborative venture called “LIGHT 2020” from June through September 2020. DATMA’s free public art projects will examine New Bedford’s legacy as the “city that lit the world” with a lens through renewable energy. Each piece will be aimed to enlighten and inspire, will be observed while socially distancing in cars and bikes, and will not involve crowds or require going into a space.
Soo Sunny Park will create a reflective light room, visible from downtown city streets, using media of light and space. Photo-kinetic Grid explores kinetic sculptures in a new way where its central form is built out of welded chain link fencing, filled with see-through silver plastic tiles tied in place by stainless steel wire. Several projectors throw images of the grid back onto itself. The projectors are the primary light source for the work, and these projected images are, in turn, bounced onto the walls, ceiling, and floor of the space.
Photo-kinetic Grid by Soo Sunny Park will be on view at UMass Dartmouth CVPA Star Store Swain Gallery at 715 Purchase Street in New Bedford from June 20 until September 14, 2020 daily from the street through the floor-to-ceiling gallery windows. The piece will be observed while socially distancing in cars and bikes and will not involve crowds or require the need to go into the space.