Step into an Immersive and Dreamlike Experience in New Jersey
Groups looking for an immersive outdoor experience won't want to miss Night Forms: Infinite Wave, a site-specific multi-sensory experience on view at Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) in Hamilton, New Jersey through April 2, 2023.
This second installment of GFS's partnership with Klip Collective—a creative studio that uses a synthesis of projection mapping, lighting, and sound design to create captive, immersive sensory experiences—will activate the sculpture park with an expanded presentation of 12 sound and light installations. These elements come together to create an interactive, immersive environment during evening hours that is designed to engage visitors with Grounds For Sculpture's art and horticulture collection.
"We are thrilled to present Night Forms: Infinite Wave and offer visitors the opportunity to encounter the interplay between art and the environment up close," said Gary Garrido Schneider, Executive Director of Grounds For Sculpture. "By design, the audio-visual artworks on view respond to and interact with the surrounding nature, resulting in a dynamic experience that visitors can return to again and again for fresh perspectives. Building off the success of the first installment of Night Forms, this year's iteration reflects our continued vision of bringing innovations in art to Grounds For Sculpture."
Night Forms: Infinite Wave's evening landscape will be created through lighting, sound and video projection mapping, a process pioneered by Klip Collective. Designed to provide unique dialogues with specific art works in the collection–including Carlos Dorrien's The Nine Muses, as well as sculptures by Bruce Beasley, Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas, and Isaac Witkin, the exhibition will offer new perspectives on the works of art and multi-dimensional space.
Infinite Wave will also reinterpret popular works, such as Frog Head Rainbow featuring artist Michelle Post's sculpture The Oligarchs. The 12 installations will be situated at intervals along Grounds For Sculpture's Main Loop path and will punctuate the darkness of night. Their patterns of light will be syncopated to original soundtracks and planned glitches will remind visitors that behind the dreamlike visual scenes is an invisible array of computer code.
Klip Collective, 'The Motherboard', and Carlos Dorrien, 'The Nine Muses', 1990-1997, granite, 132 x 240 x 360 inches, Grounds For Sculpture, Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier, photo: David Michael Howarth Photography
Among the new aspects to this year's exhibition are interactive elements at two of the installations that will intensify the experience of visiting groups. At Bruce Beasley's work Dorion, the installation includes a joystick which, when moved, seems to alter the projection and provides a heightened sense of illusion. And in the amphitheater, two musical xylophones that can be played by visitors create a corresponding ripple effect through the installation. Ricardo Rivera, Creative Director and Founder of Klip Collective, invites viewers to participate by crossing the invisible boundary between artist and audience.
"As you step into Infinite Wave, you get swept into a psychedelic playground of art, music, and light," Rivera explained. "Infinite Wave is an evolution and remix of 2021's Night Forms: dreamloop by Klip Collective. A new path starts where we left off and takes you through new and reimagined works. We've added new music and interactive elements, allowing visitors to be players of not only the visuals, but the sounds as well."
Tickets for Night Forms are available now, and advance timed ticket reservations are highly recommended to ensure entry. Reservations can be made online at Grounds For Sculpture. Capacity is limited and tickets often sell out on weekends and holidays.
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Featured Image: Klip Collective, Frog Head Rainbow, and Michelle Post, The Oligarchs, 2014, cast aluminum, 76 inches x 40 feet x 6 feet, Grounds For Sculpture, Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier photo: David Michael Howarth Photography