LIGHT FOR PEACE is an interactive art project created originally for the UNESCO International Year of Light 2015 closing ceremony in Merida, Mexico, February 4 - 6, 2016. Conceived as an interactive work, LIGHT FOR PEACE represents a real-time collaborative effort between the artist and visitors to the event.
LIGHT FOR THE PEACE gathers the hopes, dreams and wishes of visitors, making visitors part of the creative process. Here how it works: Visitors enter the gallery and type their wishes onto a keyboard mounted on a pedestal on the gallery floor. The wishes are sent to a wireless printer mounted on a higher floor of the gallery. The printed wishes flutter down over the visitors. They are also projected onto a screen that is part of the piece.
The wishes were also collected for a forthcoming book by the artist, MERY CRYSTAL RA. More info: www.merycrystalra.com
LIGHT FOR PEACE was conceived to raise awareness of the importance of light as a fundamental source of life and as an inspiration for love, peace and creativity.
LIGHT FOR PEACE served successfully as a real-time interactive collaboration between the UNESCO International Year of Light 2015 Closing Ceremony team, the artist, Mery Crystal Ra, the video team, VIDEAL, and visitors to the event. More info: www.merycrystalra.com
World renowned, award winning artist Mery Crystal Ra, is an innovator, a glass- lighting-video sculptor and painter. She's one of the winners of the 2013 and 2014 Light In the City European light artists competition. A pioneer in combining glass and light to create extraordinary works of art, she creates highly imaginative and novel pieces in Europe and in the US for private residences and public buildings. Her innovative glass-light-video sculptures were created for the UNESCO International Year OF Light closing ceremony 2016, European Parliament main building exhibition in Brussels, Belgium 2006 and Glaston Corporation. Website: www.merycrystalra.com
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