Visit Boynton Beach For Kinetic Art By The Sea - Sculptures That Move, Augmented Reality
It happens only once every two years, and it's starting now: Visitors to coastal Boynton Beach, Florida, can see large-scale kinetic sculptures, experience augmented reality, participate in sound and interactive art and meet internationally-renowned kinetic artists as Boynton Beach hosts the fourth biennial International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium.
Tourists and insiders are heading to Downtown Boynton Beach to experience these works by kinetic artists from around the world. Six of the 12 outdoor installations were created especially for this exhibition.
Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Arts Manager for the City of Boynton Beach, said, "Kinetic artworks are powered by solar, water, wind, gravity and human interaction. Each installation has an augmented reality component to deepen the experience and, in some cases, allow visitors to enter and shape the artwork. This is art in four dimensions."
The outdoor installations are accessed via an easy-to-walk self-guided tour or scheduled group tours with trained docents. In the augmented reality experience, objects appear before your eyes through an easy-to-use app. At each sculpture the kinetic artist will describe their work on your smartphone or tablet. For app, maps and more visit IntlKineticArtEvent.org.
The official opening weekend is February 2-3, attracting art collectors from around the world. During opening weekend, public events occur Saturday, Feb. 2, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 3, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Highlights include Moving Toward Balance - hourlong community mobile-making experiences to promote balance for oneself and the environment, Kinetic Kanopi - a community project demonstrating sustainability and kinetic technologies, Solar Shimmer - a student interactive kinetic installation, Sun Boxes - a solar-powered sound installation, and never-ending nature-inspired cellular bloom kinetic sculptures.
An invitation-only Opening Reception/Vernissage will take place on the evening of Friday, February 1.
The 2019 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium is produced by the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places program and supported by the Kinetic Art Organization (KAO), Ocean One, LLC, Boynton Beach CRA, International Sculpture Center, CODAworx, and media partners Art Hive Magazine, Culture Owl and The Coastal Star.