Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8, 2023
7 – 8 pm
*Sat. Oct. 7 Show CANCELLED due to weather*
Now Enjoy 2 Shows on Sunday, Oct. 8!
7 – 8 pm & 9:30 – 10:30 pm
A dynamic multimedia display of art, light, and sound, sure to delight and engage all audiences, Illuminations 2023: The Many Faces of Home will be a highlight of the annual Long Island Fall Festival at Heckscher Park this year! Illuminations 2023 includes a custom-made collection of dynamic, short, digital art animations, which will be projected onto the Museum’s façade and choreographed to music.
This socially engaged and collaborative visual art installation has been specifically created for the Museum by a team of international digital artists working with Executive Director Heather Arnet, and visual artist Han Qin, an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University, in collaboration with composer Margaret Schedel and independent curator Chiarina Chen.
The projected art installation includes three acts. The first, HOME by artist Han Qin, is an animated film projection about the artist’s personal journey. It showcases ocean hues of blue and a school of fish transfiguring before the eyes into groups of people swimming to a new home, a beautiful, captivating portrait of the journey to a new land, a new island home…Long Island.
The second act, My New Land – Cultural Fluidity, created by Han Qin and composer Margaret Schedel, portrays and celebrates the immigration experience by featuring 3-D image projection glowing portraits of diverse community members who have immigrated to Huntington and made it their home. As part of the project, community members voted to select who to honor and chose the following individuals who are featured in the installation: Yanping Yu, Xin Jin, Lucie Kwon, Clara Cortes, and Frank Sprouse-Guzman.
The evening will culminate with a grand finale – a custom-made collection of dynamic, short, animation pieces choreographed to music entitled Enchanted Current: A Collection Digital Play. The digital art pieces included in the finale were created by six international digital artists: Colton Arnold, Blake Carrington, Silent Desautels, Shuyi Li, Koi Ren, and Yehwan Song. This piece was co-curated by Han Qin and award winning New York based artist and independent curator Chiarina Chen. Original music for Illuminations 2023 composed by internationally recognized composer and cellist, Professor Margaret Schedel, Co-Director of Stony Brook University’s Computer Music Department.
Illuminations 2023 is sponsored by The Huntington Chamber of Commerce, Town of Huntington, the Laurel Group, and M&T Bank.