Fort Nights: Neon Robot Iceberg
Firehouse and Festival Pavilion
Through Apr 2nd
“Fort Nights: Neon Robot Iceberg” kicks off a new era at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, one of community-focused events and exhibitions curated by FMCAC. This event, which is the first in the Fort Nights series, features more than 22 artists and musicians exploring site-specific multi-media art across the 55,000-square-foot Festival Pavilion and Firehouse in a one-night-only spectacle of light and video art installations on March 26. The event centers on a site-specific exhibition by artist Tra Bouscaren, who presents an immersive video installation using motion-tracking software, custom video mapping, multiple projectors and giant Styrofoam sculptures resembling upcycled-refuse icebergs; his piece will remain live through April 2.
Opening night will also feature Bruce Tomb’s Maria del Camino, a true-to-size remote controlled El Camino that drives vertically on heavy duty tractor treads; a 50-foot long neon light “crop circle” by Vince Koloski; The Portable Studio Project, a participatory study of human communication documented through photo and video by Alex Nichols and Mushi; and site-specific projection artworks by local artists. The night will also feature hands-on art-making activities with Sean Pace in conjunction with his “Crawler”: a former military vehicle turned pop-up fabrication laboratory on wheels.
The opening night, 7-11 p.m., is complete with a cash bar and music curated by Melorra Green; “Together” is a four-hour set of soulful funk and jazz-influenced stylings by DJ Nina Sol, DJ Abeldee, High Standards, and the live musical group Gaea.
Featured artists include:
Bryan Von Reuter
James Woo Seong Cowan