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PRESENTED BY PRESENTED BY

FEBRUARY 6-8

5 TH ANNIVERSARY

5 TH ANNIVERSARY A FREE CITYWIDE EVENT

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WELCOME TO THE 5TH ANNUAL

PORTLAND WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL: INTO THE DREAMSCAPE The Willamette Light Brigade is honored to present the incredible array of artists, performers, educators, and collaborators who have created these stunning works of art. This year, our artists have responded to the theme Into the Dreamscape and the art on display reflects an array of interpretations of this theme ranging from playfully prophetic fantasies to practical visions of creative alternative energy use, from surrealist immersive experiences to powerfully innovative technologies.

FEBRUARY 6 - 8, 2020 FESTIVAL HOURS 6 -11 PM

The festival has grown exponentially since it was founded in 2016, and this year’s event marks the 5th anniversary of this community-driven program. We are committed to providing access to art, design, and creativity to everyone by keeping the Portland Winter Light Festival free of charge. In order to do this, we are deeply grateful for the support of our sponsors, our incredible artists, our tireless volunteers, and our hard-working festival organizers. If you are able, please consider making the suggested donation of $10 at pdxwlf.com/donate to help keep the festival happening for years to come! The Portland Winter Light Festival exists to build community while bringing light, art, and technology to inclusive audiences and invigorating Portland in the winter months. We encourage you to bundle up and come out to explore, and to see Portland transformed by light and art in the dark of winter!

The Portland Winter Light Festival takes place along the banks of the Willamette River, and at locations throughout Portland. We strongly recommend taking public transportation to enjoy the festival events, which are centrally located for the streetcar, light rail, bus, and bike access. Many locations do not have physical addresses and are located in empty lots, parks, and unexpected areas. We hope you enjoy exploring Portland and seeing the city transformed by light. There is no one area to start or stop, and addresses are provided to get you close to the festival so that you can make your own route.


VISITOR INFORMATION PORTLAND STREETCAR IS SPONSORING FREE RIDES AFTER 5PM, FEB 6–8! Hop on any Streetcar in the Portland system to get to the Festival locations — no tickets required! Free streetcar rides are for the Portland Streetcar system only. Fare required for any TriMet MAX or bus rides.

GETTING AROUND BUS/MAX/STREETCAR „„ The Portland Streetcar is free after 5pm on all three nights of the festival. www.portlandstreetcar.org „„

Visit the TriMet Trip Planner to plan your route.

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Our venue locations are all easily accessible by public transportation: Eastbank Esplanade, OMSI grounds, Oregon Rail Heritage Center, Tom McCall Park, and the World Trade Center.

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FERRY SHUTTLE „„ Portland Spirit & Events will be running their boat the Crystal Dolphin as a water shuttle throughout the festival. This is a free service for PDXWLF. „„

The festival is centrally located in the heart of downtown, making it easy to access through public transportation from locations throughout the Portland metropolitan area. Design your adventure by accessing the Trip Planner:

trimet.org/#/planner

The Crystal Dolphin will be departing every 30 minutes. ¡ EAST DOCK 110 SE Caruthers St ¡ WEST DOCK 1000 SW Naito Pkwy

WALKING „„ We encourage you to bundle up and walk the festival! „„ Eastside to Westside is approximately 15 minutes across the Hawthorne Bridge.


SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS

PRESENTING SPONSOR

RADIANT SPONSORS

SHIMMERING SPONSORS

SPARKLING SPONSORS


VENUE PARTNERS

DAZZLING SPONSOR

Mother’s Bistro & Bar LIGHT AMBASSADOR

Al Solheim

Jeanne Giordano Frasca

Kate Schuyler

LUMINARY CIRCLE

Geffen Mesher R & H Construction First American Title Company Abby Alford Don Carlson Jonah Cohen

Anne Crumpacker Melissa Guthrie Carol Reed Jeff Schnabel Ed Slavin Richard Stein

Paddy Tillett Greenspoon Marder Bric Architecture Nathan Sasaki Kohel Haver


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VISITOR INFORMATION

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SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS

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FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS

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OVERALL MAP

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GLOW BAR

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CRYSTAL DOLPHIN FERRY

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ILLUMINATED BIKE RIDE

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LATERN PARADE

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WEST SIDE MAP

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LIGHT SCIENCE TALKS

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WEST SIDE ARTISTS AND AFFILIATES

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EAST SIDE ARTISTS AND AFFILIATES

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WILLAMETTE LIGHT BRIGADE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ed Slavin • Paddy Tillett • Jeff Schnabel • Don Carlson • Jonah Cohen • Abby Alford Jarrett Altman • Mike Beard • Jamuna Golden • Kohel Haver • Marianne Zarkin 2019 DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Marianne Zarkin • Jonah Cohen • Abby Alford • Jarrett Altman • Deniz Conger • Jim Kalvelage • Kevin Kilduff • Chelsea McCann • Rebecca Ocken • Ed Slavin • Margaret Strong • Zach Suchara FESTIVAL TEAM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Alisha Sullivan

GENERAL MANAGER Cari Sanchez-Potter

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Chris Herring

OPERATIONS MANAGER Sean Batson

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Jean Margaret Thomas

ART COORDINATOR Misty Post PERFORMANCE COORDINATOR Sugar Day

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR Michelle David PEOPLE DIRECTOR Jeremy Reynolds

UX / UI / VISUAL DESIGN Ramon M. Rodriguez www.rmruxdesign.com

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Dave Roos www.davidroos.dunked.com GRAPHIC DESIGNER James Guy Hill www.jamesguyhill.virb.com

GLOW BAR MANAGER Emily Salko WESTSIDE ART LEAD Dine Redhawk

WESTSIDE PRODUCER Kaya Lydamore TECHNICAL ASSISTANT Ginn Fizz

SPECIAL THANKS Available Light Photography • Kevin Balmer • Hamid Shibata Bennett • Chad Carter • Cary Corker • Dave DeGroodt • Rachel DeRosia • Erin Diskin • Ellumiglow • Commissioner Chloe Eudaly • Sean Gentry • Brooke Hoyer • Kim Kelly • Rachel Konsella • Meri Lee Photography • Chelsea McCann • Kate Merrill & CEIC • MGV Photography • Multnomah County • Kandis Nunn • PBOT • PDX Loves Signing • Pike Road Wines • Portland Parks & Recreation • Portland Opera • Becca Priddy • Prosper Portland • Mike Pullen • Riscoe Photography • Alicia J. Rose • Amy Sakurai • James Guy Hill • SCRAP • Peter Shaver • Emily Shimano • Sonali Shivdasani • Thane Stumbaugh • Dreshad Williams • Young Audiences • Tessa Winiarski • Taaj Armstrong • Kevin Balmer • Christopher & Celeste Brady • Charlene Zidell • Hamid Shibata Bennett • Rebecca Biggs • Christine D’Arcy • Rachel De’Rosia • Renee Deveroux • Mark Ginsburg • Audrey Goldfarb • Phil Guzie • Fathia Harrak • Hosford Abernathy Middle School • Kimberly Howard • Ryan Kunzer • Kim Lindstrand • Rick Lockwood • Andee & Aaron Masonek • Metalwood Salvage • Pioneer Courthouse Square • Portland Fire & Rescue • Becca Priddy • Pro Sound & Lighting • Prosper Portland • Mike Pullen • Sonali Shivdasani • Scott Wagner • Seven Stevens • Thane Stumbaugh • Surplus Gizmos • Tap Plastics • 52 LTD • Tom Tilton • Tomcat Bikes • Portland Productions • SmartTech AV • Jeff Dodge Visuals and Phil Gear


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A pop-up art bar presented by PDXWLF Portland Winter Light Festival Collaborators: Rob Kodadek, Larry Yes, Heartbeat Silent Disco This unique pop-up experience will feature dynamic lighting installations by RMRK, projection art by Larry Yes, nightly music and dancing by Heartbeat Silent Disco, and a bar and lounge where festival goers can have a drink (and warm up!) before heading to the next festival site. All proceeds from bar sales directly support keeping PDXWLF free and open to the public! Glow Bar is 21+ and is sponsored by Young’s Market Company, Deschutes Brewery and Yamhill Valley Vineyards. Free admission. RMRK is a creative production group. Rob Kodadek produces creative work for festivals and brands, specializing in creative production, scenic fabrication, lighting design, and integrated audio visual. Heartbeat Silent Disco builds community through music and dance. Larry Yes is a sociallyengaged artist, songwriter, and musician whose work focuses on positivity, humor, and fostering social bonds through creativity. Thursday-Saturday, 6pm-11pm 1216 SE Water Ave

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OREGON CONVENTION CENTER TOWER & CRESCENT LIGHTS Oregon Convention Center Oregon Convention Center’s twin glass spires have long been a famous feature of the Portland skyline, particularly when they light up at night. The towers feature a programmable system with the ability to create custom color schemes using energy efficient LED fixtures. Oregon Convention Center is a major hub of activity in the greater Portland region. The Convention Center is a LEED Platinum certified facility that hosts groups from around the world and brings millions of dollars into the Portland and Oregon economy. It is owned by Metro and managed by the Metro Exposition and Recreation Commission.

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PORTLAND SPIRIT CRUISES & EVENTS Ferry Rides By Portland Spirit Cruises & Events Portland Spirit

The Crystal Dolphin will be running free ferry rides throughout the festival, and shuttling festival attendees across the river every 30 minutes. Experience Portland from the water! Onboard bar and food available. Offering year-round lunch, brunch, dinner, Sightseeing, Holiday, Specialty, and Private Cruises. For the perfect occasion, just add water. Come experience premier dining on one of five luxurious yachts operating yearround on the Willamette River in beautiful downtown Portland as well as the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Cascade Locks. Brunch, lunch, and dinner are offered on public cruises, along with sightseeing and a variety of adventure cruise options. Family-owned for 25 years. DJ Domino Pop Thursday-Saturday, every 30 minutes, 6pm-11pm Eastside dock: 110 SE Caruthers St. Westside dock: 1000 SW Naito Pkwy

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Light Up the Crystal Dolphin WorkBox Productions

Eddie Parker is a Portland-based lighting designer and programmer who leans into the dark. He is deeply interested in the how and why of design and always strives to balance function with form. A principal at Workbox Productions, Eddie has been lighting stages, runways, and big beautiful rooms for nearly two decades. This is his third year as part of the magical PDXWLF.

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ILLUMINATED BIKE RIDE Friday February 7 The ride is free, open to everyone, and happens rain or shine! The Illuminated Bike Ride is co-hosted by Tomcat Bikes, Shift2bikes, and the Thursday Night Ride (TNR). Bring your bicycle, headlights, taillights, and your illuminated imagination. Deck your bike out in lights during the dark throes of winter, and dress appropriately for the weather. This flat, nearly-5-mile bike ride will ride through the many festival installations. This route has been carefully planned to be the perfect way to see the entire festival!

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Need to deck out your bike? Tomcat Bikes features Brightz LED bike light systems and other rechargeable lighting. www.tomcatbikes.com Friday, meet at 7pm, ride at 7:30pm. Gather directly in front of OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave.

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Saturday February 8 Join performers and festival-goers as we dance, sing, and laugh together on this 1-mile parade along the Eastern Waterfront and across the Hawthorne Bridge. This event will happen rain, snow, sleet, or shine. Please dress for the weather and bring the whole family!

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GLOW JAM

On Saturday, bring your weatherproof lanterns, illuminated umbrellas, glow puppets, and lit-up costumes.

Thursday, February 6 Celebrate opening night of the festival at the fifth annual PDXWLF Glow Jam!

6pm Gather in Tilikum Crossing Lot--located on Water Ave. directly north of the OMSI/SE Water MAX Station 6:30pm The parade starts! We will travel west to the Eastbank Esplanade, where we then head north and cross the Hawthorne Bridge

Help us party in the World Trade Center Plaza by bringing your glow-in-the-dark toys, hoops, staff, poi, and LED props. The plaza is covered so your rechargeable toys can stay out of the rain. Music provided by Music provided by DJ Global Ruckus and hosted by Flamebuoyant Productions!

7:30pm Parade concludes at the Salmon Springs Fountain.

This is a community event open to all ages and skill levels. Come join in the fun!

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Thursday 7pm-10pm World Trade Center Plaza: 121 SW Salmon St

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TOM MCCALL PARK/WATERFRONT/SALMON SPRINGS // 1 Crystalis // 2 Fire Balls Hot // 3 Lost // 4 Ring of Fire // 5 MindCloud // 6 Braille Constellation: Seeing in the Dark // 7 Technicolor Dreamboat // 8 The Eye Love Project WTC PLAZA // 9 Strands of Dreams // 10 Lite Brite Remastered // 11 Synapse // 12 Transforming Tic Tac Toe // 13 DiscoBug WTC BRIDGE LEVEL // 14 Elusive Metamorphosis // 15 The HoloBooth // 16 Amanita Mysteria ROAMING // Snow Storm // UJam Fitness // Wanting Beauty // Dun9 B33tl3 // Open Light Booth // The Booty Bump PERFORMANCES // Fun Luv’n Silent Disco // Light Science Talks // Stories Around The Fire // The Ning-Nong-Sing-A-Long // Vaudeville Vision Quest // Fire Performance // LED Hula Hoop Troupe // Live Ice Carving

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LIGHT SCIENCE TALKS World Trade Center Auditorium Building 2, Bridge Level 121 SW Salmon St The Portland Winter Light Festival presents the Light Science Talks lecture series each year as a way for festival attendees to dive into the science, creativity, and ingenuity of the work on display at the festival. Thursday

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Mark LaPierre

A Moving Target: Lighting Things You Know Will Change

Nandini Ranganathan

The Light Fantastic: When Art, Science, and Technology Collide

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Hearing HAL Through the Looking Glass

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Where Is My Flying Car?

Sam Smith

Break It Down: Trash-Eating Robots and the End of the Anthropocene

Jeff Schnabel

The Sordid History of Streetlights and Delightful Alternatives

Rich Burton

The Magic Tool Bus PSU School of Architecture

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Dr. Brandon Lujan OHSU Casey Eye Institute

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Peering through the Windows to the Soul The Role of Light in Forensics: Rendering the Invisible Visible

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A Moving Target: Lighting Things You Know Will Change Mark LaPierre

Thursday 7pm

Musicals, dance, and aerial are seldom done when it’s time to light them. How do you bring beauty and focus to a show you know will change? Timing, technology, and that most elusive commodity — calm, can make the most dynamically shifting performance stay in light. Mark LaPierre is a lighting designer and programmer with a twenty year history of work in concerts, dance, theater, musical theater, and aerial. He has worked with Halcyon Shows, Pixie Dust Productions, Bodyvox, Night Flight, Pink Martini, Meow Meow, Portland Center Stage, Phoenix Tours, as well as many corporate apparel companies. He has programmed pre-Broadway musicals, EDM festivals, and even rooms he couldn’t see (which took too long).

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The Light Fantastic: When Art, Science, and Technology Collide

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Nandini Ranganathan CETI. A Creative and Emergent Technology Institute

Rich Burton HooperFly

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CETI is convening a group of artists, technologists, architects, hackers, and engineers in January for a weekend of experiments - an an exciting collision of practices, expertise, and ideas to create interactive light and sound pieces, immersive experiences, and performances. Join us for the thrilling results. Details (on artists, works and sites) at ceti.institute.

Human light sensors (a.k.a. eyeballs) allow us to experience our environment in ways that we sometimes take for granted. It’s only when we are deprived of these light portals or we attempt to mimic their qualities that we can begin to understand how we are connected to light. In this talk, we will explore some of the characteristics of the vision as it relates to computer vision and making eyeballs for machines. Live and interactive demonstrations will be available for attendees. ​ HooperFly is focused on creating dynamic and uplifting, technology infused, art.

CETI (a Creative and Emergent Technology Institute) offers a vision for lifelong learning and professional development, supporting a diverse and interdisciplinary community of practitioners, professionals, educators, students, and researchers to successfully create the future. Through a carefully woven tapestry of workshops, institutes, participatory research, projects, convenings, and actions, we inspire our community to create imaginative and impactful responses to emergent social and technological challenges.

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Where Is My Flying Car? Stephen Schieberl

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The year is 2020. The future is not turning out the way we envisioned it in classic science fiction. We’ll examine where and why we have fallen short, and occasionally succeeded, in creating the world of our dreams; and we what can do to make this a more interesting place. A fascination with video games led me to start making code, art, and music when I was eight years old. More than three decades later, I find myself more curious about connecting to technology in novel and natural ways.

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Break It Down: Trash-Eating Robots and the End of the Anthropocene Sam Smith The Magic Tool Bus

Friday 9pm

Sam Smith is an insurrectionary ecologist and opensource infrastructure advocate, working to build, improve and popularize open-source communityscale rapidly-deployable infrastructure systems that make it as easy as possible for people to meet their needs for food, water, shelter, energy, waste, and information as quickly as possible without ecological damage or disadvantage of anyone. Stay after the talk to watch the film ‘Overview’, an immersive audio-visual history of the Universe, that takes you from the Big Bang to Right Now in just under an hour.

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The Sordid History of Streetlights and Delightful Alternatives

Peering through the Windows to the Soul

Jeff Schnabel PSU School of Architecture

Dr. Brandon Lujan OHSU Casey Eye Institute

The Role of Light in Forensics: Rendering the Invisible Visible Matt Eggert

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In the French Revolution nobles were hung on them. In London they were intended as a deterrent to poor behavior, but increased it. In Austin, Texas they were so bright, homeowners had to close their blinds at night. This seemingly benign addition to our streets is a fascinating source of ongoing tension. We will explore these tensions and some fascinating alternatives to lighting our cities at night.

This lecture will explore the elegance of the visual system’s ability to utilize light to create sight, and how light itself is being used to image the eye in health and disease. Dr. Lujan is an ophthalmologist and retina specialist at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health and Science University.

Matt Eggert has worked in crime labs in both California and Oregon for more than fifteen years in the areas of: controlled substance analysis, biological screening, field investigations, latent print analysis, trace evidence analysis, and firearms databasing. He will be discussing how forensic scientists leverage the interaction of light with physical evidence in a multitude of ways to aid the criminal justice system.

Jeff Schnabel is the Director for the PSU School of Architecture, a member of the Willamette Light Brigade, and a co-founder of the Portland Winter Light Festival.

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Crystalis

Eichinger Sculpture Studio / Koble Creative Collaborators: Martin Eichinger, Terry Amundson, Robbin Atherly, Dashiel Atherly, Suzanne Atherly, Walt Dimmick, Jillian St. Germain, Chas Martin, Melissa Meiners

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Crystalis is a sculpture of acrylic, projected light and sound. Conceived by Portland sculptor Martin Eichinger and architect Terry Amundson, it combines form, light, sound and viewer imagination. It is about transfiguration and rebirth, a conceptual narrative addressing emergence and change. The 5 foot tall central pod of five translucent panels creates a 3D illusion of movement with projected light. Projections include a dancer and a series of abstract visuals. The hypnotic effect mesmerizes viewers as they walk around the structure. Eichinger Sculpture Studio creates sculptural experiences as bronze figures, science-based exhibits, and electronic installations. His sculptures inspire curiosity and dialog. Koble Creative emphasizes an integrated team-oriented approach within their architectural practice to produce immersive, functional experiences.

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Ring of Fire

Wildstone Arts Collaborators: Mattress Thibault and Kelsey Wildstone, Andras Blake, Bobby Schiesz, Tom Franklin, Aimee Wildstone, Jessica Thibault, Nathaniel Wildstone Ring of Fire is a collaboration between Mattress Thibault and Kelsey Wildstone as part of the Wildstone Arts collective. The piece was built as a fusion of interactive fire and ambient light for Pacific Fire Gathering (PFG) in 2018, with a goal of scaling up to a larger system of flame effects. The piece features an array of ten individually controlled flame effects that can be activated by audience members, to produce delightful fireballs at the press of a button. Besides being interactive, the piece is designed to create an ambience of fire and light, as a backdrop for fire performance and dance.

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Scott Keva James MindCloud is an exploration of synthetic visionscapes, dreamy compositions, which are directly affected by visitors. A cloud-like cluster of translucent panels floats just above eye level, exposing a moving visual composition, varying between pure abstraction and figurative imagery. As visitors wave their hands over control stations, the stream of imagery changes — shapes, colors, textures, sounds, and images churn in response — allowing some, but not total, control. Scott Keva James is a Seattle-based audio/visual artist who works primarily with found imagery and light to create interactive installations and live visual performances. He has a keen interest in time, texture and flow. In his work lyrical patterns emerge and slide along the continuum between organic and inorganic, nature and artifice, abstract and concrete.

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Braille Constellation: Seeing in the Dark Kirsten Rian

640 LED puck lights are placed in a Braille pattern (each light is a Braille dot) to spell out a quote about celestial navigation and seeing in the dark, literally and metaphorically, from French World War II pilot and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Meaning is in our interpretation, which is informed by our abilities, access to our five senses, our prejudices, our hopes. How do we ‘see’ what’s there when we can’t rely on our first impulse or the buffer of familiarity. How do we interpret our world when things are dark or lost, how do we find light and understanding. Stars could be words; words could be stars; sky could be earth; you could be me. Kirsten Rian is an installation and light artist, painter, and writer and has been active in the national arts community for 25 years. She has been awarded numerous artist fellowships and grants.

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Technicolor Dreamboat is a suspended reality that defies material categorization. Contradictions coexist in the hard softness, static movement, and weighty lightness of the piece. The user is enveloped in a textural, ethereal quilt of hardened fabric modules that twinkle in response to movement. Holst Architecture is a women-owned design studio that prioritizes the human experience of space in our design solutions. We strive to ensure that a holistic concept guides every project from design through construction. Our skilled designers in the Central Eastside Industrial District have been creating innovative places tailored to each client’s needs, while expressing the highest environmental, social, and aesthetic ideals, since 1992. The Good Mod is a multi-disciplinary creative company that designs and builds objects from furniture to architectural elements for residential and commercial clients. Located in Downtown Portland Oregon.

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Strands of Dreams

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Fritz Koenig, Smit Shah & Zao Naegele Am I dreaming?

Join us in this iconic 2020 year by giving your perspective on what ‘vision’ means to you. In the year 2020, we’re celebrating vision with The Eye Love Project, a large-scale traveling multimedia art installation. The exhibit consists of two larger-than-life eyes that will capture Oregonians’ perception of the importance of vision in our lives and culture. The Eye Love Project seeks to ask questions that inspire participants to reflect on how sight contributes to their quality of life and what vision means to them on a personal level — creating a vision census of Oregon. The Eye Love Project is made possible by OHSU Casey Eye Institute, whose mission is to eliminate preventable blindness and improve quality of life through leadership in the art, science, and technology of 21st century eye care.

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Strands of dreams appears like a curtain of glowing strands on the inside of a gateway. Pass through this curtain and walk into a dreamscape. This project suspends strands of LEDs like a curtain to pass through. Each strand can sense and react to motion by changing colors and playing sounds. Viewers are invited to touch and interact with the LED strands as they create a soothing feel of light and resonation. Fritz Koenig, Smit Shah, and Zao Naegele are all residents of Portland, Oregon, where they spend their time riding bicycles, critically thinking, learning, and creating.

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ACME’s installation adds a fresh taste of technology to a game that has transcended generations and innovated thousands of imaginations. The Lite Brite Remastered offers a nostalgic moment for most and this interactive piece allows participants creative power. Standing at 6 feet tall and 8 feet wide, the piece functions through tactile interaction. ACME is a full-service custom fabrication and event production studio located on five acres in Northeast Portland. Established in 1992, we allow our clients to DREAM bigger by interjecting a higher level of ingenuity into every space and experience we CRAFT. Our dedication to artisan-grade quality leads to truly original environments that CAPTIVATE and inspire your audience. Whatever​​your vision, our team can bring it to life.​

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Transforming Tic Tac Toe

Cap Crescent Synapse is an exploration of the intricate, everchanging web of connection that forms ourselves. It provides a glimpse of the interplay between self, place, stimulus, and altered states. Motion creates signals which travel through a web of dendrites, across synaptic connections, to the neuron cell body (soma) and finally out the axon to the rest of the neural web. Its shape changes with each installation in a new environment. Cap Crescent is a Portland-based designer, artist, programmer, and maker. Their favorite mediums are fabric, wood, leather, light, code, and environmental experience, but they also draw upon a lifetime of painting, drawing, and dreaming. Before Synapse, their largest work was a 7’ soft puzzle egg (Sunder Egg, 2016). Synapse is their first major electronics piece and debuted in May 2019 at SOAK, Oregon’s Burning Man regional event.

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Transforming Tic Tac Toe alters how participants interact with a traditional board game that has spanned decades. This life-size interactive piece allows participants to be fully active without ever having to physically touch the game. With the swipe of a hand in front of a sensor, housed in each individual game piece, participants make their move on the board by lighting up an X or O. ACME is a full-service custom fabrication & event production studio located on five acres in Northeast Portland. Established in 1992, we allow our clients to DREAM bigger by interjecting a higher level of ingenuity into every space and experience we CRAFT. Our dedication to artisan-grade quality leads to truly original environments that CAPTIVATE and inspire your audience. Whatever​y ​ our vision, our team can bring it to life.

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The DiscoBug combines the two most iconic symbols of the 60’s and 70’s — the VW Bug and the disco ball — and mashes them into one amazing interactive art installation. The DiscoBug features a user friendly control panel that allows anyone to be the lighting designer while classic disco music emanates from the spinning, mirror-covered Bug. Add a little fog into the mix and it is a explosion of light like no other! The DiscoBug was created by Tyler FuQua Creations for Light City light fest in Baltimore. TFC has been part of PDXWLF since the beginning and is excited to share their new creation with the people of Portland. They are creators of all sorts of interactive art including giant climbable robots, mobile art installations, and most recently, a permanent art installation — Space Plants — at Lynchview Park in Portland. Sponsored by

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An installation with imaginative and entrancing qualities, analyzing growth and transformation by constantly shifting. Using a combination of reflective materials, lighting from the adjacent environment, and illumination from within. Nothing stays the same and everyone has a different reading of what they see in themselves and others around them. This world changes in every moment — this piece examines this by dancing, moving, shifting, and appearing different in every photo. Perception changes based on the angle it is viewed and the time it is viewed. Artist Ayla Leisure is a graduate of Portland State University. Creating and dreaming in her hometown — Portland, Oregon. Reflective materials and lighting are a large focus of her current practice, creating artwork centralized around identity and perception.

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On The Grid

McCabe Art Collaborators: Eleanor Buell & Yona Appletree

Portland General Electric Collaborators: Mad Science of Portland and Vancouver

Clay McCabe is a fabricator and sculptor out of Portland, utilizing a wide variety of mediums to create bespoke handcrafted art pieces of various larger-than-life scale. His work is inspired by nature and mythology, invoking curiosity, interaction, and creating elemental synergy. He enjoys collaborating with others immensely. For these giant fungi, Eleanor Buell was co-creator and Yona Appletree programmed the lighting effects.

Mad Science is on a mission to spark the imagination and curiosity of children by providing them with fun, interactive, and educational programs that instill a clear understanding of what science is, and how it affects their world. We do this through after school programs, on-site field trips, educational assemblies, summer camps, and birthday parties.

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Stories Around the “Fire”

LIGHT MACHINE: Skylab’s satellite entry into Portland Winter Light Festival 2020 will be focused around our storefront entrance. The viewers of the installation will be “outside” looking “in” to our space through a series of apertures strategically vignetting the scene. Playing with the public/private dynamic of the street experience, our theme of regeneration will be revealed and experienced through the perceivable qualities of light, shadow and color. The installation will use both analog and digital light sources, and 3D printed surfaces.

This is the third year creating a festive Silent Disco Dance Party at Portland’s World Trade Center. Fun Luv’n Silent Disco will simultaneously have three DJs performing live on independent audio channels, offering the silent disco dancers three musical adventures to choose from. Bring your friends and family down for the FUN LUV’N Silent Disco party every night at the World Trade Center Plaza!

Stories Around the Fire evokes the human tradition of gathering around fire to share warmth and wisdom through story. In these times, we recognize the importance of hearing unique stories from varied voices.

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Visit the hearth of Stories Around the Fire indoors on the second story of the World Trade Center and bear witness to a range of stories, viewpoints, and perspectives which are not often heard in Portland’s landscape.

SKYLAB: We are a band of makers — curious, industrious and experimental. We are architects, designers, creators, and entrepreneurs revealing the unseen for those willing to seek it.

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Dave Meeker Take a moment to daydream. Put your phone down and dream with me. Focus on not focusing. Take the long view that leads to clearer insight and better understanding. I’m visualizing (looking for) the exit... sometimes it’s in front and sometimes it’s behind on the path. Ladders is an exhibition about casting light on dark times. Here, in winter, with a stiff political breeze adding to the chill, there is an escape hatch. I’m proposing an escape into beauty. Leave the dark behind; let your eyes adjust to the color and intensity of the light. Ladders can take us to a higher vantage by extending reach and offering new sight lines. The climb may not be easy but we are up to it. Find an escape with me by letting light, color, beauty lead the way. Together we can help each other climb out of this dark alien place. Thursday-Saturday, 6pm-8pm Vernissage Fine Art COLAB Architecture + Urban Design 1189 NW Pettygrove St.

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Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education Collaborators: Sara Harwin/Harwin Studios Illuminated Letters is an artistic lens into the journey of creation. Light is represented in the form of ancient Hebrew letters within the Heavens. These illuminated letters gather into groups of three, forming 18 root concepts found in the Torah. The letters of these roots (shoreshim in Hebrew) attach to multi-faceted geometric forms, which fall through the atmosphere to Earth. Illuminated Letters was originally installed at OJMCHE in 2014 as a single set of panels. That work has since continued to develop into a sacred spiritual environment. Sara’s work can be seen in museums, private collections and homes across the country and around the world.

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The Duniway, A Hilton Hotel Collaborator: Axiom Custom Products The Duniway, a Hilton Hotel, is inspired by namesake Oregon change-maker Abigail Scott Duniway, and was built to showcase Portland at its best and most authentic. The bold lifestyle hotel celebrates Abigail’s entrepreneurial spirit. Custom interiors are complemented by modern and industrial design touches, including award-winning restaurant, Jackrabbit, helmed by Top Chef Masters winner, Chef Chris Cosentino. Retina by Axiom Custom Products will be on display in the lobby of The Duniway. Retina is a spherical sculpture with multiple viewpoints to inspire one to look forward, look inward, and look onward. Inside the sphere, lights project patterns in all directions, saturating the senses of the beholder. Axiom Custom Products is an American manufacturing and design company bringing a high-tech digital interface to traditional fabrication methodologies. Axiom solves the problems that everyone else calls impossible, with an eye on the future, a hand on the sketchpad, and heart in the shop. 545 SW Taylor Street,

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Alternity TheWiz

Reality isn’t a linear stream of time. It’s a branching tree of alternatives where everything that can happen, does. Alternity is about the future, how everyday decisions determine our path through an infinity of possible worlds. Its interactive element emphasizes our ability to shape these worlds. Roy is a visual artist working at the intersection of technology and art since 2006. His installations have been exhibited at Burning Man, at Oregon and Washington regional Burning Man events, the Portland Winter Light Festival, and at other festivals and events. Through his creations, he seeks to extend the boundaries of participatory art, and to bring meaning and purpose to his life. Known to his friends as ”TheWiz”, he lives and works around Portland, Oregon.

Tetractys

Tetractys is a 12-foot-tall fire kaleidoscope that spectators can stand beneath to experience the warmth and wonder of the flaming fractals inside. The piece began as a small prototype that has grown from 12 inches to 12 feet. It is a constantlyevolving experiment that involves flames, polished steel and extreme temperatures. The modular fire element is in its second iteration and will evolve with ever-increasing intricacy as the experiment continues. It is the brainchild of Daniel Young and builds on previous giant kaleidoscope installations by Daniel and Keenan McCune of Thirty Circles (Axis Mundi, PDXWLF 2019). All welding and fire mastery was thanks to Ryan Ramage of After Dark Arts. lasersandleds

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Joshua Salas & James Overstreet Artificial LED-illuminated trees crafted to cast a magical ambiance and elevate any atmosphere.

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Night Flowers

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Electronic Lullaby

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Night Flowers is a magical garden that blooms with light in the dark. This bouquet of luminescent flora attracts fauna with glowing rainbows and plants seeds in our imaginations. Chance Ci is an artist making magical spaces and building sculptures that breathe, fly, swim, and constantly change.

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Electronic Lullaby is an interactive light and music display that turns every participant into an artist. Everyone will be able to craft their own electronic symphony and feel completely immersed in the sights and sounds that encompass their creation. Electronic Lullaby was created by Todd West and Katie West, a husband and wife duo of software engineers, nerds and constant tinkerers. We are excited to share our creation with you! Sponsored by


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LUCID

Head in the Clouds

The dream world is a space suspended between reality and our subconscious — a world influenced by our past creating a new ambiguous reality. Our installation celebrates this ambiguity by allowing the user to manipulate their own reality. The dreamer enters the in-between space that separates itself from the outside world with physical walls. The space is defined by two fields of light. One field is a dynamic and interactive installation that can be manipulated by the dreamer. The second field is a reflection of that manipulation. Together the perception of the outside reality dissolves and the dream begins.

Even awake, we can move through life in a dreamlike state – with our heads in the clouds. Sometimes we want to disconnect; to be obscured from the world that we inhabit, even when we are physically surrounded by others. Participants will walk through the maze-like space, physically separated from other participants while they push aside layers of fabric, exploring a place where the boundaries are unknown, and their minds can wander. DLR Group is an integrated design firm. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This inspires a culture of design and fuels the work we do around the world. We are 100 percent employee-owned and aspire to be the most creative enterprise on the planet.

Bryan Martin Collaborators: Jesse Banks & Lilli Szafranski Virror is an LED wall fed by a 3D sensor. As you approach you are greeted by a life size avatar of yourself on the 6 foot tall, 8 foot wide led pixel screen. Will your avatar dance for you? Will it turn you into a bird? Will it simply wave hello?

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Mihaly’s Gate was originally created for Pacific Fire Gathering - an annual movement arts / fire spinning skill share festival on the Oregon Coast. Notoriously known as Specific Fire Gathering, PFG is a nexus for highly talented and overachieving creatives. Case in point is the Art & Decor Team, who seemingly each year create a new art installation. Functionally, this piece acts as a gateway into the `Fire Circle` which houses hundreds of fire dancers each night of the festival. The structure is made of CNC cut metal and wood. It was durably designed and was stresstested at PFG two years ago when the festival was greeted by 50 mph winds and rains.

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openStarSystems Collaborators: Nolan Thomas & Val Storm

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Constellation Overdrive is an interactive audiovisual experience that focuses on movement, joy and collaboration. Participants animate the constellations with their movement captured through infrared sensor technology. Dance amongst the stardust!

A split sphere of fire, sound, and light. A warm center to gather, approach the fire and the bass swells, lights alter. Friends and strangers join to make a chorus of warmth. Sound and form and material create together, resonate together.

openStarSystems is Nolan Thomas and Val Storm, an artist duo based in Portland, Oregon focusing on immersive interactive experiences and creative interface design.

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Perpetual Gateway Amy Meyer

The Perpetual Gateway is an abstract exploration of time and space. The ephemeral landmark will visualize a glimpse into the flow of time between the present and the future. Amy Meyer is a communication designer based in Portland, Oregon. From building brands to installations, she creates visceral experiences through design.

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Liminal

Opsis Architecture Collaborators: P&C Construction, KPFF & PLA Designs, Stagecraft Industries Inc. Can you describe the transition through reality into your dreamscape? Liminal physically manifests the shift from conscious to subconscious thought. The confusion. The movement. The familiarity. The unknown. The organic process that the mind experiences while dreaming, as a built form. A structure full of light and shadow. A form that is both free and confined. A clear depiction of something that cannot truly be put into words — a dream. As everyone experiences and interprets dreams differently, this design cannot be engaged in the same way by two people. Each layer symbolizes a step into the unknown. The ambiguity of the circular form does not define an entry or exit. There is no set path. There is no implied experience. There is only interpretation.

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Coherent Light Overload Next Level Lasers

Next Level Lasers is a laser show company, founded in 2016, based in Portland. They provide unique laser solutions for a variety of events including outdoor festivals, indoor events, and also specialize in laser accents such as mapping and logo work. For their third year with Portland Winter Light Festival, featuring laser artists Jonathan Rehm and Salvador McBenttez, Next Level Lasers will be providing a variety of laser-based art to light up the night, including interactive laser animation displays, super-bright laser beams along the waterfront, laser lumia art, and laser abstracts — all emanating from the OMSI property under the Marquam Bridge.

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Dimensional Dreams

Becca Priddy Collaborators: Molly Gregory, Andy Vanoverberghe, Liz Gozza & Jean Bessette-Tyler

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Waking Reverie

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Dimensional Dreams is a collaborative project by Becca Priddy about finding your happy place. Each handcrafted cube displays a location that the artist has drawn or photographed, and answers the question “Where do you go to relax?”.

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TVA Architects Collaborator: Catena Consulting Engineers Waking Reverie is a portal between consciousness and sleep, where objective reality blends with imagination and memory. Waking Reverie lulls the viewer into a mesmerized state as familiar sights morph into abstract expressions. Concrete objects are dematerialized while the vivid colors of dreams come to life. The installation features the reflection and refraction of light within a multi-layered octahedron. Using the principle of Pepper’s Ghost, the octahedron creates the illusion of a three-dimensional object, abstracted through multiple layers of transparent shapes. TVA Architects is a nationally recognized architectural, interiors, and planning design firm based in Portland, Oregon. Established in 1984 and rooted in the Pacific Northwest, TVA has a rich history of providing innovative and comprehensive design services for our clients.

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Gnosis

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Brandon Shaw & Tobin Tanner Gnosis is a state of consciousness in which a person’s mind is focused entirely onto one idea, concept, or feeling. These sigils are visual tools to help a user reach that state of being. They represent mantras of sort. While meditation suggests clearing ones mind completely, Gnosis encourages a single solitary place to put ones energy. Gnosis was constructed by Brandon Shaw and lit by Tobin Tanner. These pieces have been featured at various festivals in the Pacific Northwest, and some of these pieces currently tour with Portland-based band Ayla Ray.

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Kay Sims Collaborator: Kasey Minor Kay Sims is a metal worker that creates art in Portland, Oregon. In her piece, Crystal Evolution, crystals grow and tentacles reach out from an alien seed pod filled with flame.

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uckiood - Missy Douglas & Kim Rask Inspired by the iconic British candy, Odd Jelly Out is a charming installation comprising a group of oversized glass Jelly Babies. Injected with light and color, the party of illuminated sculptures creates a magical spectacle which realizes the most common of childhood fantasies: oversized candy! Viewers become part of an imaginary world wherein confections are uncannily humanoid, tactile, and larger than life. Based in Seattle, Washington, uckiood is the studio of husband and wife artistic team, Kim Rask & Missy Douglas. The award-nominated duo have exhibited across the United States and Europe, and have secured public art placement. Their work has been featured in major publications such as BBC World News, The Independent (United Kingdom), Vogue (Netherlands), designboom, My Modern Met, Psychology Today, and The Stranger (Seattle), as well as in documentary film.

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Let the real world fade away as you drift into unconscious visions. A peaceful surrender to beauty and magic. A place to explore without the limits of physical existence. But now you are losing control of the dream, surrounded by the dark and unfamiliar. Grasping at lucidity, trying to make sense of where you are. With the dawn comes a return to consciousness, with an awakening. Journey through a dream and change your reality. Waterleaf Architecture is a boutique firm with expertise in design, planning, and interiors for a diverse variety of project types. We are honored to bring our creativity to the wider community as part of the PDXWLF, to be inspired by the beauty and wonder when light meets art meets science. Follow our design process online on Instagram and Facebook.

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Bryan Ressler Chromata is large light-emitting panel that is akin to an abstract painting that continuously repaints itself. Chromata swims with an ever-changing, never-the-same-twice tableau of color and darkness. Viewers can directly interact with the piece through an interactive kiosk that lets them control the colors and symmetry of the piece, all while it continuously changes. The artist Bryan Ressler is a Seattle-area new media artist and musician who is keenly interested in creating works that explore the intersection of technology and art with a special interest in organic aspects of light.

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Walker Macy Collaborators: Luma Lighting Design, R&H Construction, DomeGuys International Leave the waking festival behind and immerse yourself in this dream-like experience. We take you through the four stages of sleep, using light, reflection, and enclosure to represent consciousness as it culminates in REM, the dream phase.

Shadow Sail Theater captures the shimmering nuances of shadow art by combining plasma cut metal with intricate paper cuts, analog light projections, and live silhouettes in an intimate interactive spatial environment. Participate in creating large scale works of shadow art by layering materials such as lace, glass, colour changing films, and handmade paper lace costumes, to animate them with movement and light. Heather Dawn Sparks engages collective action and inspired participation through immersive sculptural and performative works. Her dreamscape environments vividly bring to life forms from nature and the sublime absurdity of play.

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Harnessing The Energy of Rain

Audrey Lewis Collaborator: Pacific Northwest College of Art This work finds the intersection between design, art, and engineering. It is an interactive installation that creates unique digital rain showers that are projection mapped onto a handcrafted backdrop made of birch and jute rope. Rain drops are counted individually as they fall from six programmed sequences until enough replicated energy from the drops is harnessed to power a mobile phone.

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Dream Dial

Interactive Circuits and Games

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Hosford Middle School Makers Club

ChroMAKEy is an interactive musical instrument that simulates a huge xylophone using electronics, light, and sound. Originally built for last year’s festival, it continues to evolve in ways that a traditional xylophone can’t. Have fun making music on a giant instrument!

Dream Dial is an interactive, old-school touchtone telephone-based dreamcatcher and sharing station. The project invites passersby to pick it up and to listen to others’ recorded dreams or to leave their own recording.

Come learn about circuits with The Hosford Maker Club. Based at Hosford Middle School in Southeast Portland, our club is a growing group of makers and designers always looking for a new challenge. We will be sharing our club-designed interactive circuits and games with any and all who want to explore and learn.

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Justin Miller is a computer programmer by trade and a tinkerer, builder, and problem solver at heart. He has spent over twenty years working in a variety of startups and self-led positions, from the early foundations of the commercial Internet, to the early days of social media in advocacy and political causes, to the early days of the app store and the smartphone revolution. Along the way and outside of normal work, he has pursued hobbies such as world travel, camper van conversion, performing magic, and dabbling in whatever new and exciting things come along.

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Electric Snow Storm

Using coffee filters, you’ll be able to cut out and decorate a wonderfully unique snowflake. By adding an LED you’ll be able to stand back and watch it glow after being attached to the base board using copper tape! Learn about the science behind simple circuits while helping make a storm of light-up snowflake art! Thursday-Saturday, 6pm-10pm

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Randy Morris - The Art of Free Energy

Angry Buddha Like a digital bird trapped in a free-standing cage, our human molecules are imprisoned in the quantum dimension, looping without purpose through the timelessness of eternity. Chirp... chirp Jed Bursiek is a 3D artist and animator.

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Basically, this is me in a nutshell, I love sharing my passion for all things solar, sustainable, earthfriendly, artistic, and creative. My work is a reflection of what I see. What you see is a glimpse of my imagination caught in a brief moment in time. This current display is where I’m currently at in the universe. Please stand by. I’m busy working at the gypsy junkyard repurposing the past.

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Skylark Collective Collaborators: Rob Banagale, Chad Mercer, Nick Asch, Anne Gire, Julie Baweja

DAO Architecture Collaborators: Madden & Baughman Engineering, and Harry L. Stearns

The Listener is a large interactive game based on the 1980s favorite “Simon.” Participants work together to repeat sound and light sequences using buttons on pedestals.

‘Into the Chainscape’ is a riff on this year’s PDXWLF theme, using a mundane and often overlooked material to create a visual and experiential surprise. The cube is made up of simple suspended ball chains representing malleable lines and planes, defining volume and space. The public becomes an active partner by entering into the volume, momentarily manipulating the platonic shape, through trial and tribulation, to reach the inner room of delight. The nature of dreams is a juxtaposition of memory and experience, the familiar and the peculiar, creating a sort of alternate reality. Through the interplay of material, pattern, form, and light, Chainscape provides a fluid environment to be explored and discovered, and gives people the ability to see things in a different light, as if in a dream.

The game has four levels, each with their own set of musical ”rewards”. Play through to the final level to hear the grand prize reward sound. Skylark Collective is a Portland-based cooperative providing joy through interactive art to participants of Burning Man and commissioned spaces across the United States. Our subject matter is playful interaction and we create it using thoughtful technical design. We seek to go beyond the expected and offer surprise elements in our work.

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Dreamdome

Victoria Wells, Joseph Wells & Fernanda Navilli Dreamdome is a multisensory experience that explores the innocent and mysterious layers of the psyche. This ethereal dreamscape reacts to your movement and connection with others, manifesting the subtle nuances and fragility of a dream, through light and sound.

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Fire Balls Hot

Light in Performance

Ivan McLean

These were originally built for “What The Festival“, as gathering and warming centers. Ivan makes mostly nonfunctional things these days.

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The Metabolizer

Showcall Event Services Collaborator: Stages NW

Showing lights used in performances and on performers and choreographed light to music. Showcall Event Services, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a turnkey, full service company, able to provide labor, lights and production for events in both the corporate and industrial workplace. Find music line-up performer and schedule details at www.pdxwlf.com.

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The Metabolizer is an open-source waste-toeverything system designed to mimic the ecological role of decomposing fungi — breaking down wastes and building them up into new things. The Metabolizer is powered entirely by a biochar reactor that reduces wood chips and other forms of biomass into charcoal, and it uses the energy produced by the reactor to shred up and 3D print waste plastics into new and useful objects. In the process, it produces light, heat, and shelter from the elements, creating a gathering space where folks can warm their bones and learn about disruptive, open-source, ecologically-integrated infrastructure! Sam Smith is an artist, educator, and insurrectionary ecologist based in Portland, Oregon.

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Power Your Dreams

Eternal Fire of Stupid Ideas and the Flaming Skee Ball

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Imagine if you could mount a human-driven electric power generating device, which would allow you to light up a world of possible dreams, right in front of you. Your world of dreams with oversize flowers, orbs, creatures, and a huge caterpillar, whose segments light up individually as your power production increases. You can work as a team to try to light up the whole world with multiple devices all contributing! Julia Alora and Jan Carpenter are two Portland sculptoress creating new ways to energize art in active participation with community, building in education, while experiencing our art installation as a graphic measurement of people producing their own electricity.

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Mininstry of Stupid Ideas Collaborators: Larry Lemanczyk, Jonas Nash, Steve Vetro and Sean Hathaway If you like fire and you like skee ball then you’re really going to love MSI’s newest installation, Flaming Skee Ball. Test your skills at skee ball while the fire keeps track of your points. The higher the score the larger the flame. Come play while you wait your turn to submit your stupid idea to be judged. Participants will be able to submit their thoughts and stupid ideas and place them inside the podium. These ideas will be evaluated by our eternal flame and if deemed exceptional or befittingly stupid the obelisk will react with a poof of flame signifying its approval.

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Larry Lemanczyk is an Architect in Portland, Oregon. Jonas Nash is the founder and curator of AFRU Art Gallery, and owner and operator of NB Rigging LLC in Portland, Oregon. Steve Vetro is a disgruntled Post Office worker and lead of Nasty’s Dive Bar in Eugene, Oregon and Sean Hathaway is our technical/lighting expert that writes code n’ stuff.

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Four Windows

Danny Stephens Collaborators: Dustin Amberg & Dustin Pyne We have built a mobile art gallery and viewing area from bamboo and projected on the artwork with an augmented reality projection mapping unit. We have come together by making and presenting art at music festivals and will continue to do so as a collective. All members currently live and create in Portland, Oregon.

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Kinetic DeLight

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Kinetic DeLight is an opportunity to create light and joy together. Hundreds of kinetically illuminated skateboard wheels create a playfully dynamic installation that is an ever-changing reflection of visitor energy. Trail your hand along a wall of wheels and create dreamy, magical streaks of light from your fingertips. An ephemeral glowing pattern emerges from the ebb and flow of all who give it a spin.

As architects, we help design the real world around us. With our installation, we want to explore what it means to “inhabit a dream” in physical space. Using recycled materials, we are taking pieces of our real world and blending them with the ethereal qualities of light to create a physical representation of the dream state — fragmented, familiar, yet all together exciting to explore. YGH Architecture proposes to construct a sculptural space that promotes interaction between people, light, and space. Using recycled materials and flexible mesh, the sculpture will be made of interlocking forms to create space for people to both occupy and to pass through.

Xander Griffith Collaborator: Twinkle Suspended in the dome of the collective consciousness, spins the sweet dripping ideas of the hive. Encouraging the necessity of each of us to seek out ways to reflect our multifaceted minds. Xander and Twinkle have been creating one-of-akind disco balls for events since 2014.

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Mayer/Reed, Inc.

As an interdisciplinary design firm focusing on landscape architecture and experiential graphic design, Mayer/Reed delights in opportunities to stretch our design thinking in areas that blend place, 3D objects and human experience. Seeking an interactive installation not requiring electricity, we created the human powered Kinetic DeLight with help from our friends Adam Pond and Grummel Engineering. Spin some light together!

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Eddie Parker is a Portland-based lighting designer and programmer who leans into the dark. He is deeply interested in the how and why of design and always strives to balance function with form. A principal at Workbox Productions, Eddie has been lighting stages, runways and big beautiful rooms for nearly two decades. This is his third year as part of the magical PDXWLF.

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Winter Trains

Jesse Smith and the Illuminating Engineering Society Collaborators: Max Jacquin - Lewis & Clark College, Jonah Kallen - Portland State University, Trinity Rodrigues and Mackenzie Brink - Mount Hood Community College Winter Trains focuses on using dynamic lighting and gobo effects to bring out the playful side of the Oregon Rail Heritage Museum’s resident trains. From the warm glow of the engine and the hiss of the boiler to the rhythmic turning of the wheels, let these larger-than-life locomotives transport you back to the Railway Age. ​ Thanks to the volunteers from the Portland Illuminating Engineering Society chapter.

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Tesselation

The Foundry Collaborators: Myles de Bastion, JT Thompson, Seth Mehr, Jared Ward, Mike Owens, Joseph Gardner, Joseph Fortunato & Cymaspace Tesselation: an arrangement of shapes closely fitted together, in a repeated pattern without gaps or overlapping, the process or art of tessellating a surface, or the state of being tessellated. Tesselation was fabricated by members of The Foundry. The Foundry is a makerspace community sharing music, art, movement, materials, and creativity.

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Urban Chandelier Vignesh Madhavan

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Perception

Open Signal Portland Community Media Collaborators: Myles de Bastion, Laura Medina, Jessica Mehta and the artist collective Tres Flechas Open Signal presents Perception, an immersive media event featuring works from artists-inresidence Myles de Bastion, Laura Medina, Jessica Mehta, and the artist collective Tres Flechas. Their work will incorporate large-scale video projections, poetry, physical installations, and a one-of-a-kind LED piano that transforms audio into different light colors and movements. Saturday 7pm-9pm 2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Constellations

CETI See ceti.institute for participant list CETI is convening a group of artists, technologists, architects, hackers, and engineers in January for a weekend of experiments - an exciting collision of practices, expertise, and ideas to create interactive light and sound pieces, immersive experiences, and performances. Join us for the thrilling results. Details (on artists, works, and sites) at ceti.institute. CETI (a Creative and Emergent Technology Institute) offers a vision for lifelong learning and professional development, supporting a diverse and interdisciplinary community of practitioners, professionals, educators, students, and researchers to successfully create the future. Through a carefully woven tapestry of workshops, institutes, participatory research, projects, convenings, and actions, we inspire our community to create imaginative and impactful responses to emergent social and technological challenges. Saturday 5pm-10pmish At the Riveter, Portland (501 SE 14th Ave) and a series of other locations leading to the waterfront.

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Historic Light Fixtures Re-Lit

Eutectic Gallery Collaborator: Lisa Conway

Illuminated porcelain sculptures suspended from the wall. These pieces glow with a soft warm light while at the same time dazzle across the room with brilliant light effects. Lisa Conway has been a practicing ceramic artist for over 30 years, and this latest body of work represents a culmination of technical skill and dynamic visual accomplishment. February 7 - 29, 2020 eutecticgallery.com instagram.com/Eutectic_Gallery

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Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-5:30pm 1930 NE Oregon St (entrance on NE 20th)

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Architectural Heritage Center (AHC) Collaborators: AHC Staff & Volunteers

A small selection of historic light fixtures from the AHC’s massive collection of architectural artifacts will be displayed in the storefront windows at the center - 701 SE Grand Avenue at Alder. The display will take a fun and non-traditional approach to relighting these old fixtures that haven’t been used in decades. Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm Lights on display after hours 701 SE Grand

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PDXWLF Sunlan Lighting Window Display

Sunlan Lighting Inc Collaborators: Josh Kottler, Clay McCabe, Olivier Bouwman, Rich Burton, Thomas Hudson, Jen Kilcoyne, Loly LeBlanc, Jean Margaret, Chris Herring & Misty Post. Since 1989, Sunlan Lighting has been your source for all light bulb needs. This legendary store stocks all kinds of bulbs, from standard essentials to imaginative ones you have never seen (or dreamed of!) before. From colored bulbs to fun bulbs, from diode-LED strips to novelty holiday lighting, you will find your bulb or lamp at Sunlan!

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For the 5th anniversary of the Portland Winter Light Festival, the PDXWLF crew and local artists are coming together to create a window display for your enjoyment. The production team thanks Sunlan owner/founder Kay “The Lightbulb Lady� Newell for her kind and consistent support. Thursday & Friday, 8am-5:30pm, Saturday 10am-5pm; lights on display after hours

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PERFORMERS

PDXWLF 2020 Performances are made possible by support from GROW: The Advantis Community Fund

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PERFORMERS LISTING SPECIAL EVENT GLOW JAM WTC Plaza, 121 SW Salmon St. ILLUMINATED BIKE RIDE See Bike Route Map on www.pdxwlf.com LANTERN PARADE See Lantern Parade Map on www.pdxwlf.com

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STORIES AROUND THE FIRE WTC, Bridge level, 121 SW Salmon St.

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HEARTBEAT SILENT DISCO / DANCE / DJ GLOW BAR, 1216 SE Water Ave.

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CIRCUS LUMINESCENCE 1000 SW Naito Parkway

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PERFORMANCE

LAST REGIMENT OF SYNCOPATED DRUMMERS 1945 SE Water St. OMSI Front Plaza LIGHT IN PERFORMANCE STAGE 1945 SE Water St. OMSI Bridge Lot - see www.pdxwlf.com for listings

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HOOP WITH KENDALL 2250 SE Water Ave. Oregon Rail Heritage Center THE GOOD DR. PROFESSOR ANDERSON 2250 SE Water Ave. Oregon Rail Heritage Center ACCHORD Roaming

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OPEN LIGHT BOOTH Roaming

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Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers

A highly entertaining and interactive musical experience where a small band leads a cozy audience through 100 years of songs — some classic, some contemporary, and some entirely unexpected! And the concept is simple: we provide the words on a carefully hand-crafted, projected flip-chart. Come join this decade-long sensation that has been filling fields at Oregon Country Fair at night with joy, laughter, and song! It’s the greatest campfire you’ll ever know. Created and led by by The Saloon Ensemble members Teresa Boyd and Jason Wells and backed by some of Portland’s finest musicians.

World of Dance U-Jam Fitness is an urban dance workout that makes you sweat while having a dance party. More than a fitness class, it’s a supportive community of instructors and students working together to have fun and achieve their fitness goals. Classes are designed for students of all ages and fitness levels.

Whether performing in front of thousands of anxious cyclists getting ready to leave the start, or greeting hundreds of runners at the finish, or anchoring a community parade, the Last Regiment never ceases to get the crowd pumped! Their energy is so contagious that the young and the old can be found dancing to the clean, thumping beats.

The core principles of peace, love, unity, and acceptance make it a welcoming space for all.

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Fire Performance

Snow Storm

Flamebuoyant Productions The Flamebuoyant Productions team absolutely loves the Portland Winter Light Festival! It is a true joy to be able to share the love of what we do with the community. Back for a fifth year, Flamebuoyant Productions presents innovative, exciting fire performances that thrill and engage audiences of all ages. Feeling inspired? You can learn to play with fire! Check out www.flamebuoyant.com to find out about private lessons, group classes and more!

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Live Ice Carving

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James Stugart Lisa Donze, Lila Ferber, Wade Lapp & Bert Adams

Our mission is to educate, inspire, and enrich lives through dance. Since October 2017, Founder and Artistic Director, Kathryn Harden has created a safe space to preserve dance as an art form and nurture successful professional dancers. Everyone is encouraged to learn and grow, thanks to a passionate staff that has trained professionally around the world. Find yourself surrounded by spiritful snow flurries, swirling and leaping through the crowd.

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Arcs, Sparks and Corona Glow

Acchord is an auditioned a cappella group composed of transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming musicians. We chose our name Acchord because it not only means to be in harmony, which is apt for a choir, but more critically, it also means to grant power. Through musical outreach in our local community, we strive to affirm that transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people are seen — we are brilliant, and we have power.

This performance displays the brilliantly colored light created by High Voltage Arcs, Sparks and Corona Glow. This is man-made lightning and thunder, only slightly tamed, and is brought close to people so they can see the beauty in these arcs. Demonstrations are 15-20 minutes and showcase the arcs generated by three different Tesla Coils and ten other types of HV apparatus with arc lengths up to 3 feet long. Intense electromagnetic fields are created, so in an abundance of caution, people with implanted medical electronics should not attend.

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Vaudeville Vision Quest

The Good Dr. Professor Anderson

The Good Dr. Professor Anderson, a physicist and engineer, is a Maker of Tesla Coils with arcs up to 7 feet long. He is fascinated by the beauty of the colored light from the Arcs, and feels the Intensity and deadly Attraction of being (almost) nose to nose with 500,000 volts of electricity.

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Circus Luminescence Eli March, Allie T., Scramble James & Ken Sutter

Circus Luminescence is an innovative troupe specializing in entertainment without boundaries. Enter a vaudeville vision quest through an illuminated universe of unbounded imagination. Featuring a noveau fusion of LED juggling, hooping, poetry, acrobatics, theatre, and magic, the psychedelic stylings of Circus Luminescence is a treat for the eyes, ears, and soul. Produced by Eli March and Scramble James, Circus Luminescence is a group of artists who have set out to bring light into the darkness and laughter into the air. They believe the fun they have onstage is contagious to the whole audience, and magic is a state of mind.

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LED Hula Hoop Troupe

Hoop with Kendall Kendall Rae Moyer, Luna Labelle, and Tammi Hipps Warm up your hips and heart with the roaming LED hoop troupe! Featuring multi-hoop choreography, ambient circus magic, and smiles for miles; this is a glimpse into Portland’s ever-growing hoop community. Find yourself a circle and join us in the spirit of play! Directed by Local Instructor & Entertainer, Kendall Rae Moyer.

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Illuminated Wall Flowers Eutectic Gallery Collaborator: Lisa Conway

Illuminated porcelain sculptures suspended from the wall. These pieces glow with a soft warm light while at the same time dazzle across the room with brilliant light effects. Lisa Conway has been a practicing ceramic artist for over 30 years, and this latest body of work represents a culmination of technical skill and dynamic visual accomplishment. February 7 - 29, 2020

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JuggleMania Collaborators: Rhys, Maria and Isabel Thomas The ”dun9 b33tl3” foreshadows a future where our human-scale waste is valued and gathered for reuse. Potentially nightmarish, the giant scavenger is actually a positive dream of future sustainability.

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This costume/sculpture was created through a family collaboration and includes a fiberglass shell with electroluminescent wire (EL wire) accents, soft sculpture body, and “miasmic” swirling light effect in a 5’ rolling dung ball. The ”JuggleMania” family performs “hilarity & dexterity” internationally through www.jugglemania.com.

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Open Light Booth Richard Miner Collaborator: Tom Barnes

Flipping the convention of an object casting it’s light to the audience, the Open Light Booth projects its lights inward. The person walking and controlling our art piece is the subject of illumination. Multiple light strips, all facing inward, cast ever-changing light patterns, on all sides of the person inside. Visitors are invited to get inside and take control of the lights as they become the focus of everyone’s attention. Richard & Tom (the creators of Open Light Booth) have been building illuminated art for the Portland Winter Light Festival since 2016. Richard is the more social member, and often dreams up the initial inspiration for each year’s project. Tom brings real world experience and keeps the projects grounded in what is practical to create. Each year is a race to bring the best of our joint vision to creation and completion.

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The Booty Bump

Scott Sunn Collaborators: Tor Clausen, Ryah Radomski, Scotti, Andy ShapirBro & Sarah Balcom The Booty Bump is a mobile disco, designed to bring the tunes & pretty lights full force and throw down the party anytime, anywhere. The Bump can traverse any terrain, with space for two gogos on its light-up disco dance floor, and transforms into a popup DJ booth in a flash. This beautiful party starter unifies form and function to git’er dun in style. ​ Originally conceived & fabricated by Tor Clausen (Musical Furnishing), Scott Sunn (Tracer Visuals), & Ryah Radomski, and funded by our extended community of superpals; Scotti, along with Andy ShapirBro (AND/OR) & Sarah Balcom (DJ PomPom), are proud to present the third incarnation of The Bump to our favorite festie fam.

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Photo: Brooke Hoyer


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Photo: Remaining Light Photography

Photo: Timothy Niou


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Photo: Outer Elements Photography

Photo: Remaining Light Photography


PDXWLF 2020 FESTIVAL FAQ ​ hen is the festival? W Thursday through Saturday, 6pm-11pm, February 6-8 2020. Is the festival free? Yes! The festival is not-for-profit, and is presented for free to attendees. It is made possible by generous support from our Sponsors and Donations from community members like you. Thank you for helping to keep the festival free for all! Where Is the festival located? The festival takes place at locations across the city of Portland, Oregon, and is centered along the banks of the Willamette River.

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​ ait, this festival is outdoors in winter? W Yes! Isn’t that great? The festival is a reason to get out of the house and celebrate winter with the entire community. Please dress appropriately for Portland’s winter weather! How do I get there? We encourage everyone to walk, ride, or take public transportation to our various festival locations. See page 3, Getting Around, for more information. Where should I stay? If you are coming from out of town, consider staying with one of our Hotel Partners: Inn at Northrup Station and The Duniway. These local accommodations are knowledgeable about the festival and can provide you with an authentic experience of Portland! Will there be food? Yes! We have food and hot beverages available for sale from local food cart vendors.

Can I bring my kids? Absolutely! The festival is family-friendly and has a number of interactive activities for people of all ages. We especially encourage families to participate in our Educational Programming and the Lantern Parade. Can I bring my dog? The majority of the festival is outside on public land where you are welcome to bring your leashed pets. Dogs are not allowed in the World Trade Center Plaza. For festival events and exhibitions that take place inside, pets will not be allowed. Note that the festival can become extremely crowded and difficult to navigate; we recommend lighting up your pup for style and safety, or leaving them in the comfort of home. ​ an I dress up? C Yes, please! In addition to dressing warmly for our winter weather, we always encourage attendees to participate by donning festive accessories. For sustainability concerns, we suggest avoiding single-use glowsticks (that you “crack” to activate) and instead using reusable, solar- and battery-charged LED lights, elwire (electroluminescent wire), and other light accessory options. This festival is amazing! How do I get involved? We are always looking for volunteers, even during the festival. Visit pdxwlf.com/volunteer to sign up. This festival is amazing! Can I give you money? Yes! The Willamette Light Brigade / Portland Winter Light Festival is a small non-profit organization. Our success is completely dependent on the generous support of our community. Donations directly support the incredible art and design on display as well as the critical infrastructure needed

to present a festival of this magnitude. Donations help keep the Portland Winter Light Festival free and accessible to all. All donations are tax deductible, and help ensure that the festival will continue to thrill and inspire. To donate, visit www.pdxwlf.com/donate Any other tips on how I can participate at the festival? We listed some ideas below, but feel free to be creative and become part of the Festival experience! Decorate yourself with lights Donate to support the festival Join the Illuminated Bike Ride Be a part of the Lantern Parade Bring a friend (or two) Volunteer Want to stay in touch, apply for next year’s festival, or hear about amazing art events all year round? Sign up for our newsletter at www.pdxwlf.com and follow us on social: Facebook & Twitter @pdxwlf Instagram @portlandwinterlightfestival


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Photo: Outer Brooke Hoyer

Photo: Timothy Niou


INTO THE DREAMSCAPE What do you see when you close your eyes? Where do you go when your gaze freezes off into space? ​Help us see the other side of the universe, the magic in science, the colors in the light, the beauty in the absurd. ​Take us to a place where robots surf rainbows on oceans of honey, where volcanoes spew birds into the sky. We want to see your dreams of the multiverse come to life. We want to feel your mind explode with ideas. ​It’s the year 2020. You’ve been sleepwalking toward this your whole life. ​The stage is set. The curtain is drawn. The lights are out. Ready? Go…

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PDXWLF 2020 Catalog  

The Portland Winter Light Festival is an annual event of the Willamette Light Brigade, a non-profit arts organization. PDXWLF is presented t...

PDXWLF 2020 Catalog  

The Portland Winter Light Festival is an annual event of the Willamette Light Brigade, a non-profit arts organization. PDXWLF is presented t...

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