Seattle’s BOREALIS, a festival of light
BOREALIS, a festival of light was a first-in-the US global competition and exhibition of technology and light art that took place each evening in Seattle from October 11-14, 2018. The festival featured a unique combination of live music, street art performance, lighting art installations, and multi-media video mapping designed to transform surrounding built environments of landmark buildings and facades into a virtual reality extravaganza – an urban canvas for unconventional storytelling by artists from around the globe.
From Seattle’s Lake Union Park, the selected video-mapping artists showcased their work on the architecturally unique Museum of History and Industry building, the festival extended south with approximately 25 light art installations.
During the event, attendees experienced the interactive light art displays, sampled food from participating food trucks, quenched their thirst at the festival beer and wine garden, and enjoyed live music.