March 23, 2017
Colorful video projections will dance atop five colossal, beaded domes to be strategically sprinkled along the Parkway Museums District next winter as the centerpiece of the Ben Franklin Parkway’s centennial celebration.
The public art installation, the work of Los Angeles artist Jennifer Steinkamp, is being funded through a $1.25 million grant from the William Penn Foundation and was commissioned by the museum district's Parkway 100, the group spearheading the year's birthday events.
Based on Steinkamp's renderings and descriptions, the installation looks to be pretty epic.
The five architectural domes, each measuring 7.5 feet high and 35 feet in diameter, will be covered with glass beading, producing a shimmering beauty during the day and providing a vintage-era movie screen projection surface at night for the artist’s flowing video animations.
Jennifer Steinkamp/Proposal for Winter Fountains, 2017
Here's a glimpse at some of Steinkamp's exhibited works to get a feel for her vibe.
Jennifer Steinkamp, "Madame Curie" 💐 pic.twitter.com/REpf0Ii0er— chanelly (@mauruchan) January 31, 2017
More on the Ben Franklin Parkway's centennial celebration, including information of exhibitions and events, can be found here.