Bring to Light (Nuit Blanche New York)

Topics: Public Art, Light & Energy

Collective: DoTank: Brooklyn

On October 2, 2010, from sunset to dawn, the arts collective DoTank:Brooklyn hosted “Bring to Light” on the streets of Greenpoint. Bring to Light was the first Nuit Blanche in NYC, an all-night public art festival begun in 1997 in Paris, Berlin and St. Petersburg that has spread to cities across the world. During the festival the industrial areas of the waterfront, including the skywalks, open courtyards, alleys and adjacent streets around the Greenpoint Terminal Market, were made accessible with site-specific installations, projections, interactive media, street performances, and a late-night dance party.

Bring to Light featured works by over 50 international artists, performers, and musicians spread over four blocks, inhabiting street corners, galleries, shops, rooftops, vacant lots and buildings,
with opening performances on Noble Street, installations and projections inside the American Playground (on Franklin and Noble), and events hosted by neighborhood businesses including furniture company From the Source, Gym Park gymnastics center, Fowler Arts Gallery, Hollywood Stunts, and film production spaces of Seret Studios. These spaces acted as sites for light, sound and unexpected installations, performances, and projections.

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Images by: Aurash Khawarzad