Friday, August 30, 2013

Apparitions in Moriarty

In October, EbM has the pleasure of working with artist Travis Somerville from Oakland, California, to install his new work, Rainbow Warriors.

Somerville's project will a permanent installation on our site in Moriarty, New Mexico, that will use light and the surrounding atmosphere to create high desert apparitions at night.  The self-contained solar powered project will project a rainbow light upward from the earth, appearing and disappearing as dust, rain, snow and other particulate matter flow through the air.  While not only responding to the physical environment, the installation makes reference to a Native American legend of the Warriors of the Rainbow that Somerville states, "are promised to restore purity to the Earth and justice to Mankind, ending the current state of environmental destruction."

In the video above, Somerville talks about his practice and the project he will be creating with the assistance of lighting engineer, Dan Dodt.  The video is part of Somerville's Kickstarter campaign to raise the needed funds to complete the project.  Please consider donating to make this project happen.  The full Rainbow Warriors kickstarter page can be found here:

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