The San Francisco artist group Rebar has installed their new temporary installation Seattlight at King Street Station’s newly refurbished Jackson Plaza. Seattlight is a nighttime, interactive artwork designed to highlight the unseen pathways of pedestrian traffic through the plaza. The artwork lights up in response to the movements of people as they walk past and through the space.
The artwork was commissioned to celebrate the new public plaza created as part of the King Street Station restoration. Seattlight will remain on view throughout 2012. Rebar’s work encompasses public art, landscape design, urban intervention and temporary performance installation. The team has exhibited and lectured worldwide, including at such venues as the Venice Architecture Biennale, ExperimentaDesign Amsterdam, ISEA 2009 Dublin, the American Institute of Architects, the Canadian Center for Architecture and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Seattlight was funded by Seattle Department of Transportation 1% for Art funds and administered by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.
Images: Rebar, Seattlight, 2012. Located at King Street Station’s Jackson Plaza. Photos courtesy of the artists.