A light show is projected on the side of the Museum of History & Industry in Seattle Wednesday night as a preview of the Borealis Festival of Light event. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)
The purple-hued cranes towering above South Lake Union’s twinkling tech hub, and the glowing Space Needle standing out against a fading sunset, were no match when it came to light shows in Seattle Wednesday night.
At the southern tip of Lake Union, a unique festival called “Borealis” was gearing up to take over that part of the city for the next few days. A behind-the-scenes look and preview of the event showed off what spectators can expect from the high-tech light and sound show.
Using video mapping technology, event producers are turning the facade of the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) into a pixel-filled and pulsating projection surface. The free spectacle, running nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, features a first-of-its-kind-in-the-U.S. competition between six global light artists.
Lake Union Park will be filled with food trucks, beer and wine gardens and live music. And the neighborhood around MOHAI will feature 25 light art installations as part of a walking tour throughout the neighborhood.
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