Opening June 20th!

LIGHT:2020 is finally here!

Much of DATMA’s inspiration for presenting artists who work with light as their medium, comes from New Bedford’s legacy as the “city that lit the world.” New Bedford once produced the fuel that literally lit lamps around the globe. We wish to pay tribute to this city’s role in history and the beacon it will become for future generations through the use of renewable energies which is why we chose to work with these esteemed artists and light.

Light:2020 exhibition locations & details:

MASARY Studios (seen above installing last night at the NB Whaling Museum)
Vessels, 2020
Evening only viewing hours: Nightly from 8pm – midnight

This summer, three prominent downtown New Bedford buildings will be lit by internationally renowned MASARY Studios in large-scale digital animations that spotlight our maritime industry —still the heart of our region’s economy. Our research efforts for Vessels was supported by the NB Fishing Heritage Center and many of the waterfront’s business owners and Captains.

Soo Sunny Park (pictured below adding a final coat of white paint to the floor)
Photo Kinetic Grid, 2018
Day & evening viewing hours: all day until 1:00am
Location: viewed from outdoors through floor to ceiling corner windows of the UMass Dartmouth Star Store Swain Studio at the corner of Union Street & Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

And a reflective light room, visible from sidewalks and city streets, will be installed by Soo Sunny Park, whose media are light and space. This spectacular project will be able to be experienced both day and night by car, bicycle, or on foot.
Many projects were pushed farther along in the calendar until people can be safely in groups again, so stay tuned to hear about upcoming artists bringing their works to the Southcoast region.

Read the full article HERE!

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