February 2019 Night Lights: Untitled

Image from Megan McKissack's projected work, depicting Oregon LIDAR point cloud data

Night Lights, RACC’s outdoor public art series, continues its 2018-19 season with Megan Mckissack’s Untitled work on February 7 at 5:30pm. Mckissack’s Night Lights work was inspired by the current Presidential Administration’s deletion of climate data.

Mapping and generating visualizations of Oregon LIDAR point cloud data from the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, these visualizations are projected as visual loops accompanied by ambient and atmospheric soundscapes McKissack creates an environment that responds directly to the architecture its projected onto.

Only one more Night Lights event remains after February: Midnight Variety Hour in March.

All works will take place at the north wall of the Regional Arts & Culture Council office at 411 NW Park Ave, Portland OR (on the corner of NW Glisan St and NW Park Ave). The remaining schedule of events for Night Lights is as follows:

February 7, 5:30pm
Megan McKissack

March 7, 6pm
Midnight Variety Hour
Night Lights Edition

Night Lights is a monthly public art event that celebrates the intersection of digital technology, art, and place. Happening outdoors on the First Thursdays of fall and winter months, this multimedia art series presents local artists’ new works, combining large-scale video projection with other art forms such as movement and sound. Works are projected for several hours starting at dusk on the north wall of Regional Arts and Culture Council’s office at 411 NW Park Ave, Portland, OR.

Megan Mckissack is a Portland, OR based, new media artist working in the realm of live visuals, video installation, and creative coding. Learn more about her work on her website meganmckissack.com