Light Year 69: Evoke


Thursday January 7, 2021

Streaming on Facebook beginning at 2pm EST (Link:

And projected onto the Manhattan Bridge* from 6pm-10pm EST

*Best place to watch is the Pearl Street Triangle

Curated by Leo Kuelbs

Artists: Sara Sun, Tracey Snelling, Alisi Telengut, Katinka Hajas, and Travis Manning

“Evoke” asks artists to consider the natural sounds of a city and create works that fit to its incessant rumbling of jackhammers, sirens, alarms—all things that shifted during the recent lockdown.

The noise of a city is often considered one of its worst qualities, yet when it is removed, we miss it. “Evoke” is an admission of acceptance to the sounds we take for granted. Evoke videos are without sound and created for projection on the Manhattan Bridge in the wintertime, with its trains and auto ambient noise as its soundtrack. Somehow the sounds of the city are evocative of its beating heart.


LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing project presented by DUMBO Improvement District, NYC DOT, along with Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker (fka 3_Search). Originally created for the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in celebration of the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as the Year of Light and Light Art, LIGHT YEAR has become an international project supporting and presenting hundreds and hundreds of artists and curators from all over the world.

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