Public Constructions: A Mini Night Park
By Double One Design
For DLECTRICITY Light Art Festival 2012, Detroit.
Public Constructions was a temporary public park and light installation built with materials normally used for traffic control and construction safety. Objects that are used to block and obstruct were repurposed to create an open and inviting space for people to sit, relax, and engage with each other, and their city, in a fun way. By playing with the material vocabulary of construction safety and traffic control objects, the night park hoped to cast new light and perspectives on alternative uses of public space.
The 10 foot tall glowing flowers in the installation were made from 64 hacked traffic barricade lights. Each one was rewired with custom electronics to be able to be controlled by DMX over Cat-6 cables.
Music: Casual Panda - Sister Routine (Alex Winston + Animal Collective + Phaseone)