Activating the Dark took place on November 28th. Chairs were placed under the overpass allowing for them to be used by people who were passing by. They took the time to stop and get a feel of the space and had the opportunity to sit down with some coffee and read a book.
Once the sun had set, the entire space transformed into an art-installation. A projection lit up the structure, the floor and a neighboring wall, activating them with the use of several specific light performances.
Because there was an entirely different atmosphere present in the space, it caught the eye and interest of individuals passing by. It was noticeable how people changed their walking route to get a glimpse of what was going on. This really brought inhabitants of Covington and visitors together, to discuss how they each experienced the space, creating an overall interest in the area. This will hopefully spur on future community organized events, bringing this segregated community back together.
Full project description on Website: http://frederickderyck.com/eng-ATD.html
Status: School Project
Location: Covington, KY, US
My Role: Designing, planning and executing
Additional Credits: Hub+Weber Architects