Philadelphia’s Klip Collective Lights Up the Desert Night in Phoenix
Always on the lookout for integrative artistic installations for members and visitors alike, the Desert Botanical Garden will be bringing a night time virtual-scape such as the city’s denizens have ever experienced this October-May 2019 season. Electric Desert is produced by Klip Collective, who simply identify themselves as “a creative studio producing site-specific, articulated light + sound experience”. The exhibit is ready-set-go after months of planning and infrastructure installation. With its computerized content, Klip is able to utilize any surface – organic or otherwise – as a canvas for projected digital and animated imagery giving viewers an elementally immersive program.
Founded by Ricardo Rivera in 2003, this group of artists has raised the bar for an ever increasing list of high profile clients such as Air Jordan, Target, Gillett and Red Bull who recognize the youthful appeal of this technology and its large scale ability to captivate audiences. Electric Desert is Klip’s second garden installation, having recently perfected a similar application at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA, for two seasons. “I think the most exciting thing about the desert environment is really the forms and the color. The color is amazing,” says Rivera in pre-opening press statements. “It’s going to be great for projection and light, and it is really going to glow.”
Public viewing begins October 12, with the setting sun promising to magically alter reality in this outdoor environment. DBG guest will likewise be greeted by this techno-art and lead throughout the grounds by illusionary vision and shapes, each view combining the lights with an original musical accompaniment.
Too difficult to explain in words, Electric Desert is a must-see-in-person experience. Additional photos, video and information about the studio and upcoming events are provided on links above and great stuff can be seen on YouTube. Desert Botanical Garden hours will change in regard to this exhibit, so check their website carefully for details before visiting. For instance, special holiday events will effect ticket availability and the Garden will be closed Christmas day. ArtBeat looks forward to more exceptional work from Klip Collective and Mr. Rivera.