LOCATION: North Leopard St. just above East Girard Avenue. The video projections will be visible from the Girard El train platforms and other nearby spots on street level, such as the Seven Eleven.
WHEN: - Saturday May 8-10, 8pm - 10pm each night
In 'Glass House,' video artist Daniel O’Neill presents an invented "x-ray view" of a private home. Two site-specific animated video projections depict imaginary scenes on the top floor exterior walls of the building's deck. The video projections will be visible right after sunset, from the nearby Girard "El" train stop (as trains leave and enter the station) from the north side of the platforms.The project explores privacy and voyeurism in a dense urban community. The inside view is based on memories of the artist’s own childhood home. Nostalgia for a familiar place is projected on the urban landscape.
Animated Architecture: 3D Video Mapping Projections on Historic Philadelphia Sites is a festival of site-specific, outdoor/indoor video art events, usually held at night and screened at various Philadelphia buildings, opening in fall 2013. In spring 2012 Animated Architecture was named as one of thirty-five art project award winners to receive grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge, which funds innovative projects that engage and enrich Philadelphia’s communities. www.animatedarchitecture.org