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FAÇADE FESTIVAL 2016, an immersive and dynamic projection mapping experience, is set to transform the Robson Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery with the work of five Vancouver-based contemporary artists from August 30th to September 5th, 2016.
FAÇADE FESTIVAL 2016 is the 2nd year of the annual festival. The event aims to provide the City of Vancouver with a dynamic and interactive approach to place-making and visual art experience in the public realm. FAÇADE FESTIVAL 2016 takes cues from renowned visual arts festivals such as VIVID in Sydney, Australia, Luminato and Nuit Blanche in Toronto, which draw millions of attendees each year.
This public art project will feature newly commissioned works by Eric Metcalfe, Barry Doupé, Rebecca Chaperon, Renée Van Halm, and Chris Shier and is organized by the Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) in partnership with Microsoft and in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery. In addition, technical mentorship was provided by projection mapping specialists, Go2 Productions.
Projections will take place beginning at sunset from August 30th until September 5th. Each artist will have a dedicated night from August 30th to September 3rd and on September 4th there will be an encore presentation of all five artists’ works. The Grand Finale event will take place on the evening of September 5th, kicking off at 8pm with a special projection-mapping presentation titled Divine Composition by Go2 Productions featuring exquisite time-lapse flower footage by famed cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg with a background score by renowned composer Alain Maynard. This special presentation will be shown again at 10:30pm. An encore of all artists’ works will be shown as well throughout the final evening.
LOCATION & TIMES
Vancouver Art Gallery, Robson Street side (Between Hornby and Howe Streets) from 8pm to 12am each evening.