The Value of Water New York 2011

The Value of Water New York City September 2011 – March 2012

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
Water and Light Project video instillation in the main cathedral running daily all day for 6 months as part of the art exhibition “The Value of Water”
St. John the Divine is the largest cathedral in the world. This was the largest art show ever exhibited at the Cathedral, with 40 artists contributing a wide range of work, paintings, video and instillations.
The “Value of Water” was part of an ongoing multi-year effort by the cathedral to raise public awareness around water issues
“Highlight the need for clean water as a requirement for civilization and peace”
“The Value of Water” curated by participating artist Fredericka Foster, featured pieces by some names, including Mark Rothko, Jenny Holzer, Bill Viola and Water and Light Project, that spur conversation and contemplation about the global water crisis.

Concept and design Water and Light
Video Jonathan Stroh

Water and Light Project Tottori Japan 2010

Ueda Shoji Photography museum Water and Light Project

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At Ueda Shoji Photography museum located at the base of Mt Daisen, the Water and Light Project Working with the Houki Town, Japan community, created a spectacular video/sound event

The event was in honor of Ueda Shoji, a long time Tottori resident, and one of Japan’s most celebrated photographers. Ueda san has influenced the way photographers the world over see the placement of humans in the environment. We used that sensibility in creating and sharing the experience of the event
With live music accompanying gigantic multiple video projections we brought the outside walls of the museum alive with images of blooming flowers, dreams and fields of beautiful memories. The musicians used the unique acoustic echo to create and evoke a recurring memory. “Hello, I am home”

Director Water and Light
Coordinator / Organizer Asami Yoshiga
Video Sean Capone
Video Water and Light
Cello/composer Brent Arnold
Music Softribe
Houki Town Taiko
Houki Town Kishimoto Jr High Band
Designer Kei Oomori
Photographers: Yuichi Kayano, Takashi Karaki

Aomori Arts Center Japan 2008

Working with Aomori Contemporary Arts Centre and Asami Yoshiga, the project explored culture, its roots and evolution in the fast pace of today’s ever-changing society. With technology and tools used throughout the history of Japan’s unique culture, an event was created to unite the people in a moment of the past with the future. Projecting video, transforming the unique architecture of the Aomori Art Centre building and reflecting pond accompanied by live music and dancers, we produced a fantasy world come alive.

 

Video – Water and Light
DJ – J.Suguru
Dancer – Noriko Kato
Dancer- Reina Kimura
Coordinator – Asami Yoshiga
Musician Kei Shii
Aomori Public University Music Department Quintet

Governors Island NY Harbor 2008

August 2008 August 2nd and 9th
Williams Castle Governors Island NYC
Castle

Water and Light Project wrapped in white fabric Williams Castle on Governors Island in New York Harbor
On it we projected images of dancers, flowers, moving patterns and live 45 feet tall shadows cast by dancer Peter Anderson from Iceland Dance Company
Viewed from Battery Park, the Staten Island Ferry and all of lower Manhattan. Working in compliment with one of Olafur Eliasson’s waterfalls in New York harbor.
Dancer, Peter Anderson
Video, Water and Light

Kind support:
Governors Island Figment Arts Festival
Mike Shaver of the National Park Service.

Whitney Museum Biennial NYC 2008

2008 During the Whitney Museum Biennial of American Art in New York City The Water and Light Project with Subatomic Sound System took over the Whitney Museum storefront radio station, projected video images and performing live while broadcasting worldwide on neighborhood public radio

Music
Subatomic Sound System beats & electronics DJ Emch on Vocals: Rhiannon, Daddy Lion Chandell & Treasure Don
DJ Momoko “Peach”

Video Water and Light
Hisao Ihara
Yuko Sueta