Sticky Creates Interactive Light Exhibit

February 2017

One of the great things about our business is the variety of projects we’re lucky enough to work on. Some of the most fun allow us to challenge ourselves creatively and technologically, meet new people, and contribute the rich and diverse collection of public art in Portland.

The Portland Winter Light Festival, a community-wide celebration of light, was all that and more. The event focused on illuminating the mid-winter darkness with light installations, projections, and performances by Oregon artists.

We challenged ourselves to build an interactive installation that would provide a visual and melodic experience that would grow as more people participated. Cross-discipline collaboration with other artists opened us up to new ideas as different worlds came together. Portland band little hexes created a collection of melodies that each depicted a color of light, while Twenty Four 7 constructed the frame that held the interactive elements together. Light Chimes, an 18-foot suspended installation that reacted to passersby with an array of colored lights and melodies, allowed visitors to create a vibrant and harmonic experience that followed them by simply walking under any of the 19 nodes.

Photo of the installation at the festival