Coming soon: Ben Franklin Pkwy Interactive light show

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway turns 100 this year,  and there's some super-cool interactive art coming to celebrate the milestone.

The Association for Public Art has commissioned artist Cai Guo-Qiang (who worked on the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies in '08) for an art instillation/interactive experience called "Fireflies" to mark the anniversary.

According to the Association for Public Art this is what we can expect, and it sounds other-worldly: "Fireflies will consist of twenty-seven luminous, kinetic sculptures inhabiting the form of free pedicabs that will traverse the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in fall 2017. Participants will experience the Parkway from a new perspective by riding inside the sculptures as passengers. The interactive public artwork will connect the Parkway institutions from Sister Cities Park to Iroquois Park near the Philadelphia Museum of Art."

“Fireflies" will open up on Sept. 14 with a big ceremony, and run through October 8th.
via The Philly Voice

 
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