The New York Festival of Light (NYFOL)) comes to DUMBO, Brooklyn, for three consecutive nights November 6 through 8.
A curated collection of lighting installations from renowned artists designing in the medium of light from all over the world and from Brooklyn will be showcased during the festival.
New York City now joins the ranks of major cities such as Berlin, London, Lyon, Montreal and Sydney that have festivals of light. The festival is free and open to the public and all ages are welcome.
In partnership with the DUMBO Business Improvement District, the spectacle takes place in and around the archway under the Manhattan Bridge and spills out onto the surrounding plaza, illuminating DUMBO’s historic infrastructure and architecture with an array of multi-sensory installations including projection mapping, laser lighting, video art, illuminated sculptures and wearable light technologies.
Initiations – 3_Search is a creative collective that explores the senses by creating immersive experiences in the worlds of fine art, public art, and live events.
It has already created one of the largest projection mapping events to date on the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage, and returns to that same spot for NYFOL.
Llighting designer to many rock stars Howard Ungerleider will direct a laser light show in the tunnel under the Manhattan Bridge.
ANd there will be an opportunity to see the Eyeronman, a wearable devise designed for the visually impaired by Tactile Navigational Tools.
This hands-free device has sensors and emitters mounted directly onto a vest that can detect environmental obstacles, converting those obstacles into a vibro-tactile code based on body-centered coordinates.
The device gives an end-user the ability to have “eyes in back of their head” or 360-degree spatial perception, allowing individuals to feel their way through environments.
This example of cutting-edge technology is more than a colorfully lit piece of clothing, but rather has dramatic implications for the visually impaired, and first responders who transiently have their vision incapacitated.