Client: Boston Properties, Sales Force
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Completion date: 2023
Artwork budget: $20,000
Curator, Technical Advisor
White Light Inc.
Running Reel Films
Lightdoves fly the sky canvas of the Sales Force Tower. The art is a 65′ tall screen made up of 11,000 LEDs that translate video content into images that can be seen from 20 miles away by a million people in San Francisco, Bay Area. The designer and curator of Tower Art, Jim Campbell, invited me play my Lightdove art series in April 2023.
The Sales Force Tower is in the Pacific Flyway for over two hundred species of migrating birds, so we are providing nighttime migrations of Lightbirds with 80' wing spans that soar 1000' above the ground.
Jim Campbell, the curator of Sales Tower Art provides the visualization software to see how our reel (video content) will look from 1000 ft. below. Hanh Nguyen of Running Reel Films is the editor for my video content.
My work uses sunlight and formed optical mirrors to reflect “Lightbirds” that fly with the daily orbit of the sun. Their flight pattern moves across the architectural canvases of building walls and towers. These “Lightbirds” take new forms when the sun has set, as their video images are projected onto building walls.