In its inaugural year, DATMA organized Summer Winds 2019, a season full of exciting cultural and educational offerings developed in collaboration with other major cultural and educational groups in the region.
We have chosen the theme of wind to highlight a natural element of our local geography that has brought prosperity to many in the past and will do so again. Today’s winds no longer push the sails of whaling ships, but will now drive wind turbines and surely propel New Bedford’s 21st century economic growth.
DATMA’s major presentation in the summer of 2019 was Silver Current by Poetic Kinetics—a 7,000 square foot kinetic sky-net, installed over Custom House Square from July 1 to September 30, 2019. Similar large-scale sculptures created by Los Angeles artist group Poetic Kinetics, have been shown in cities such as St. Petersburg, Berlin, Lisbon and Los Angeles. Poetic Kinetics’ installations have resulted in millions of views in person and online.