Urban landscapes: in the midst of the Arc


This interactive sculpture, completed last year, sits just south of Calgary’s downtown in Barb Scott Park. Designed by Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock, the idea is to echo the streetcar line that once encircled the area as well as the dramatic Chinook Arch cloud pattern that dramatically changes winter temperatures in Calgary.
Visitors to Chinook Arc have control over the lighting through an optical sensor that projects the movements and colours it sees onto the sculpture. Visitors can wave their hands, move colored objects or play a movie on their cell phones in order to create their own light sequences. It’s very cool — so cool that I decided to get into the photo.  🙂  Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Chinook Arc Web1

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