Colorful video projections will dance atop five colossal beaded domes that will be strategically sprinkled along the Parkway Museums District next winter as the centerpiece of the Ben Franklin Parkway centennial celebration.
The public art installation, the work of Los Angeles artist Jennifer Steinkamp, ââis funded by a $ 1.25 million grant from the William Penn Foundation and was commissioned by Parkway 100 at museum district, the group behind the anniversary events of the year.
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Based on Steinkamp’s renderings and descriptions, the setup looks to be pretty epic.
The five architectural domes, each 7.5 feet high and 35 feet in diameter, will be covered with glass beads, producing a shimmering beauty during the day and providing a vintage cinema screen projection surface at night for the artist’s smooth video animations.
Jennifer Steinkamp / Winter fountains proposal, 2017
Here is a look at some Steinkamp’s exhibited works to get an idea of ââits atmosphere.
You will find more information on the Ben Franklin Parkway Centennial Celebration, including information on exhibits and events. here.