Crossing Signal Mosaic

Submitted by Therese Lahaie

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Client: Equity Residential

Location: Emeryville, CA, United States

Completion date: 2015

Artwork budget: $400,000

Project Team

Artist

Therese Lahaie

Industry Resource

Adam Brown

Sign Effectz

Overview

“Crossing Signal Mosaic” is a ceiling mounted light sculpture composed of programmed, DMX-controlled LED boxes that play a pulsing array of pedestrian crossing signal imagery. The piece, which can be viewed from sunset to 2 AM, is in conversation with the rhythms of the adjacent busy intersection. Dimensions: 28’L x 8’W x 5’D.

Goals

In a competitive housing market, developer Equity Residential wanted a dynamic work of art that would infuse life into its building and attract young renters. The City of Emeryville Art in Public Places Committee sought an installation that would combine art and technology to reflect a focus on neighboring businesses and companies. In “Crossing Signal Mosaic” each request was met with a light-based installation.