A few of these pictures were taken in Berlin and NYC; it’s a work of art by Yvette Mattern and because the City of Antwerp is proud of it’s LGBTQ community it is given as a spectacular present to lighten up the late hours of the Love United Festival.
Global Rainbow, After the Storm will illuminate the night sky and be visible for up to 35 miles (40 km) depending on atmospheric conditions. Despite its significant range, the lasers use a minimal amount of power, approximately 24 amps or the equivalent of two hairdryers. Global Rainbow has been presented throughout Europe , The United States, etc… and launched the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad in England and Northern Ireland to rave reviews and massive audiences.
The installation will be build on ‘Het Steen’ and will shine in the direction of ‘Het Zuid’ over the festival ( Love United Festival (Main event Antwerp Pride) is on august 11, two weeks from now.
Yvette Mattern is a visual artist who lives between New York and Berlin. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University’s Film Division. Mattern works mainly with video and film, which she fuses with elements of performance, public, art and sculpture.
Mattern’s video “Last Day of Magic” was included at the 53rd Venice Biennale Official Satellite Program in 2009, and her work has also been exhibited at the Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway; Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck, Austria; and Freies Museum, Berlin.
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