The Denver Theatre District is about to get even brighter with the addition of Night Lights Denver, a permanent projection mapping installation. Night Lights projects artwork and other content onto the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. The installation will include content that rotates on a monthly basis, designed by artists and the Denver community.
Initially, content will include art commissions and ambient programming with a plan to expand to civic programming, open projector nights, cultural showcases and performances, and interactive programming where the community and passersby can control content to project on the Tower.
On opening weekend (November 7, 8 & 9), content will begin 30 minutes after sunset. The launch content includes an opening animation designed by Limelight Art; an artwork designed by Denver-based artist Joel Swanson; and an artwork designed by Denver-based artist Sofie Birkin, with supporting animation by Vincent Comparetto. Swanson’s and Birkin’s content will run on a loop with a countdown between each segment. The last segment will run at 8:15 p.m., closing with Limelight Art’s animation.
“Night Lights Denver is an opportunity for The Denver Theatre District to continue our work providing experimental platforms for artists, on a more permanent basis,” says David Ehrlich, Denver Theatre District executive director.
“Our vision for this project is that Night Lights Denver truly becomes ‘the people’s projector,’ encouraging Denver to participate and contribute –including the international, national and locally-based artists we pay for commissioned artworks, schools and people walking through the district.”
Night Lights Denver is a permanent installation promising a unique surprise and delightful experience every weekend. Timing and duration of programming will vary throughout the year depending on sundown, weather and curation of content. Visit the website for updated information.