On October 5, Buffalo residents and visitors alike will be treated to a visual spectacular like no other. On that evening, a 30,000-lumen projector will be aimed at the facade of the building and the efforts of a large-scale 3D video projection mapping
project will be viewable. In essence, the entire face of the gallery will be illuminated by a 3D video that will transform the building into a living spectacle.
Albright-Knox Curator for the Collection Holly E. Hughes and Digital Media Manager Kelly Carpenter will be working closely with video-mapping artist Daniel Hartnett who has created projections for music artists such as David Bowie and The Beastie Boys.
The subject matter that will bring the gallery to life will revolve around the Albright-Knox's history and collections. When it comes to collections of works of art that can be projected onto a surface, the gallery has some of the best in the world to draw upon.
Viewings on October 5 will be conducted at 7:30pm and 8:30pm. There will be music and food trucks on-hand. The First Fridays event is free to the public thanks to sponsors M&T Bank and the Advantage Company.
Photo: Joe Cascio