LightPlay creates colorful light effects over the Broad Street SEPTA Station. Photo Credit: Zivadin Katanic, 2016
LightPlay on the SouthStart Lofts, over the Broad Street SEPTA Station downtown Philadelphia, PA is up! See more about Mags Harries and Lajos Héder’s public artwork here: http://harriesheder.com/project/lightplay/
A groundbreaking for a new tropical wetland garden designed by Mags Harries & Lajos Héder with Kirsten Siegel of WGI at the Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 5. (read the full article here.)
“WEST PALM BEACH — Mounts Botanical Garden plans to build a permanent exhibit, Windows on the Floating World, this fall.
The $500,000 project is described as “a series of see-through walkways and permanent and movable aquatic plants that will allow visitors to feel and connect to the tropical wetlands around them.”
Polly Reed, president of the Friends of Mounts, said the exhibit will include boardwalks, benches and displays to let visitors relax and reflect on ecology and the need to protect fresh water.
Transparent, open-gridded walkways will give visitors the feeling of walking on water. Within those walking areas will be four windows planted with aquatics rotated on a seasonal basis. Waterfalls will flow over natural stone. There’ll be an area for wading birds and a wall covered with bromeliads…”
At the 2016 Americans for the Arts PAN Public Art Preconference in Boston, Lajos Héder lead “Tour 4: Strategies for Survival: Artist Housing and Workspace in Fort Point”. Stops included the Cyber Arts Art on the Marquee, FPAC Public Art, Artists for Humanity and the artist-owned live/work housing at 300 Summer Street, home to the largest, oldest Artist Community in Boston. Lajos was the architect – more on that project found here.
Mags Harries show “Precautionary Tales” was highlighted in the Globe’s Week Ahead by Cate McQuaid. “Precautionary Tales” is at Gallery Kayafas in Boston though April 9th, 2016. Tuesday – Saturday 11- 5:30pm.
“The truly spectacular moments at the Light Gate only occur twice a year on January 27th and November 14th. It’s on these dates that the setting sun shines right through the hole like a cosmic key,” writes Samreeve on Light Gate. Full Article: http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/light-gate
Mags Harries & Lajos Héder’s SunFlowers, An Electric Garden was selected as the imagery for the 2016 Renewable Energy Law conference presented by The University of Texas School of Law. The photo by David Newsome shows some of the 15 SunFlowers illuminated at night along I35 in Austin. SunFlowers, An Electric Garden generates energy for its own lighting, and the additional energy its solar collectors produce is fed into the electric grid.
Drones Are Changing How We See- And Think About- Our World by WBUR’s Curt Nickisch and Greg Cook included a conversation with Mags Harries about her recent work The Disappearing Drumlin, a drone collaboration with Boston Virtual Imaging.
The Disappearing Drumlin. Video projection on black sheepskin. Mags Harries. 2015.
Mags Harries created The Disappearing Drumlin for 34, a show about the Boston Harbor Islands at Boston Sculptors Gallery. The piece focuses on Sheep Island. Once nearly 30 acres in size, the island is now less than 3 acres as a result of waves lapping on its shores. The work features aerial drone video of Sheep Island by Matthew Murphy of Boston Virtual Imaging.