PaperCity: Magical Snowbirds Take Over Discovery Green in an Art Frenzy That Will Have You Seeing Double
PaperCity’s Tarra Gaines writes about Weingarten Art Group’s latest winter installation at Discovery Green this week. Paloma is a light and sound installation by french studio Pitaya featuring 200 origami style birds paired with “Here and Now” by Houston based artist Lina Dib installed along the Brown Promenade.
Houston’s favorite urban park and one of the 13 Great Places in America recently unveiled the latest in its series of public art projects, a two in one immersive experience. Paloma and Here and Now takes flight in Brown Promenade from now until Feburary.
For this world premiere installation, Discovery Green brought together creators who had never worked together, the French visual design studio, Pitaya, and local sound artist Lina Dib. PaperCity spoke with one of Pitaya’s founders, Arnaud Giroud, along with Dib at the recent opening of the installation.
They began last summer to turn their different projects, one of sight and one of sound, into one, whole connective experience. The collaboration creates a four dimensional installation as lights change over time and an environmental sound scape evolves over 22 minutes.
“We were already ready working on these things, so it wasn’t that we had to change our trajectory,” describes Dib at how well their projects synced together. “We just started conversing in the process and it turned out really well.”
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