Snibbe Interactive's Creative Director Graham Plumb @ East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
Snibbe Interactive puts on its dancing shoes this Saturday, September 29th for the debut of our latest permanent interactive installation at East Bay Center for Performing Arts in Richmond, about 16 miles Northeast of San Francisco. The interactive comprises of four street-facing 42” LCD monitors displayed in the windows of the recently renovated Winters building.
Inspired, in part, by Scott Snibbe’s large scale video installation Transit, at LAX, this public art piece amps up the experience by adding an interactive element. “Our new piece at the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts is a kind of x-ray view into the heart of the center, showing people from the outside the kind of joy and play going on inside with music, dance, and performance. But more than that, it also draws passers-by into that play, with magical interactivity, taking a person’s movements and gestures, and sprouting ribbons that wind through the silhouette performances of the actual people who teach and learn there,” says Scott Snibbe, interactive artist and CEO.
This project is part of a larger vision by Richmond city officials and local organizations to socially engage the community and celebrate its diversity. Historically, Richmond, especially the Iron Triangle neighborhood where the Center lives, is known for high levels of poverty and violence. With the renovation of the Center and the addition of our interactive art piece, the city hopes to provide opportunities for the youth to explore their creativity and restore community pride to all residents. This effort has even caught the attention of the San Francisco Chronicle!
Close up of Performers in Interactive Display
The unveiling will happen at 6pm during the Richmond Arts in Motion street fair along MacDonald Ave. The street fair runs from 1-8pm and features dance and music performances, food trucks, and activities for kids.
For information on how to get your own groove on with an interactive display, click here.