[Rendering by Farkas Fülöp, via Immersive Surfaces.]
The Manhattan Bridge will be electrified later next week during a two-day Dumbo arts festival: twenty interactive artists will map the bridge and its environs with video, a sort of giant op-art animation. "Immersive Surfaces" is a bit hard to describe (since it hasn't happened yet), so, picture Lite Brite and Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" video at the scale of Doug Aitken's 2007 MoMA piece, mixed with under-the-radar projects like the annual Bring to Light in Greenpoint, happening again this October. This is a Pretty Popular Thing To Do with buildings in European cities; don't be surprised if there are many more dancing lights in New York's future.
· Official site: Immersive Surfaces [immersivesurfaces.com]
· When Buildings Come Alice: 10 Unreal Urban Projection Videos [The Coolist]
· Bring to Light [Architizer]