Adam Frank will work as artist-in-residence at Seattle City Light, where he will study the utility’s energy conservation programs and develop a series of innovative projects to bring awareness to energy conservation. The conservation and sustainability residency will begin in November and run through December 2012.
One of Frank’s first major projects will be to develop an interactive artwork designed to educate and inspire people to incorporate sustainability into their lives. It will be unveiled at Seattle Center in April 2012 as part of The Next Fifty celebration. Frank will also work with City Light partner programs such as the Seattle Office of Sustainability’sCommunity Power Works program in Seattle’s central and southeast neighborhoods.
Frank is a New-York based artist whose work involves an ongoing investigation of light, interactivity and the perception of nature. His projects are site-specific, customized and bring a mix of technology, with performance qualities that involve the spectator and reach a broad audience. Recent installations include Performer at the Times Square Alliance in New York, N.Y.; Spectator in Rochester, N.Y.; Sunlight in Denver, Colo.; and exhibitions in Sweden and London.
A peer-selection panel chose Frank from more than 60 applicants from across the country. The residency is funded with Seattle City Light 1% for Art funds administered by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.
Image: Adam Frank; Sunlight; 2011; projector, computer, and solar panels. Each night, as the sun sets in Denver, a projected sun rises on the Minoru Yasui building downtown. As the night progresses, a shining star climbs up to the top of the east façade. The projection continues through the night and sets as the actual sun rises. Photo courtesy of the artist.