Ivan Toth DepeÃ±aÂ has made some pretty incredible displays in his career thus far. Â One beautiful and fun example would be the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places commission that Ivan did for the Miami0Dade Government Center. Â Check this out:
From Ivan’s Vimeo page on the installation:
MIAMI, FL â€“ Ivan Toth DepeÃ±aâ€™s light-based installation â€œReflectâ€ was permanently installed in the Stephen Clark Government Center Lobby in Miami on November 18, 2011. Commissioned by the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places initiative, the work illuminates the dynamism of the lobby space and encourages a sense of discovery in the visitors.
This dynamic art work is designed by the artist with the idea of welcoming visitors and employees to Government Center in a fun and interactive way,â€ said Michael Spring, Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs. â€œIt will energize the lobby and symbolize the Countyâ€™s commitment to be informative and responsive to our citizens.â€
As a main stop in Miamiâ€™s MetroRail system, the space serves as a hub for commuters; incorporating the notion of daily circulation into his piece, DepeÃ±a uses sensors and light to focus on the communal nature and circulatory qualities of the lobby. The project engages the buildingâ€™s visitors and references the idea of community through various means of reflection, group interactivity and high-tech playfulness.
For more information please visit: ivandepena.com
Commissioned by: Miami-Dade Art in Public Places:
Additional Project Support:
Lighting Consultant and Programming Support: Focus Lighting
With generous support by: Color Kinetics
Isn’t it amazing that this kind of art can be made in the same place that bands of neo-Nazis are patrolling the streets? Â Blows the mind.