Circles Unity

Submitted by Erwin Redl

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Client: City of Tampa

Location: Tampa, FL, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $397,000

Project Team

Artist

Erwin Redl

Paramedia LLC

Electronic engineering

Leo Fernekes

Fernekes Designs

Structural and electrical engineering

Tom Dixon

Wilson & Girgenti

Metal fabrication

Brian Phillips

Productions Unlimited

Overview

Light Installation with 31 ring-shaped programmable RGBW LED-fixtures and circular white reflective disks
Dimensions: Each fixture 6 ft / 1.8 m diameter, each disk 8 ft / 2.4 m diameter, overall 353 x 73 x 23 ft / 108 x 22 x 7 m (L x W x H)
Location: Channelside Drive Tunnel, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida, USA
Budget: $397,000
Public Agency: Arts & Cultural Affair, City of Tampa

Project manager: Robin Franklin Nigh, Manager, Arts & Cultural Affairs, City of Tampa, (813) 274–7841, [email protected]
Serving as a gateway into downtown from South Tampa, Circles Unity, is a series of custom LED rings programmed together as a synchronized ensemble. The gradual transition of the program illuminates the tunnel walls through unique color sequences. The title designates the artwork as a celebration of civic engagement and societal tolerance.

Commissioned for Lights on Tampa by the City of Tampa and funded in part by a grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Goals

The title designates the artwork as a celebration of civic engagement and societal tolerance.

Process

have idea - visualize idea - win competition - engineer - fabricate - install - document