Rebeca Méndez

Glow Arts Event 2013 (2013-09-28 – 2013-09-28)

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CircumSolar, Migration 1, will be exhibited at Glow, an all-night arts event in Santa Monica beach, on September 28, 2013, 7pm–3am. Rebeca is the first artist-in-residence of Glow. The work is a single channel, 30-minute video projection onto a 25-feet diameter screen, raised above the sand on a circular truss. The content of the film focuses on migration and is based on the arctic tern, a very small sea bird that has the longest migration of all living beings on earth, flying from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back again each year. Interviews on each one of the 14 artists featured: KCRW-GLOW

The arctic tern experiences two polar summers of 24-hour daylight each year, which makes it the one creature in world that lives the most daylight. For two months, Rebeca and Adam Eeuwens travelled through Iceland documenting the bird, its behavior and habitat during its breeding period, the only time it comes to land. Their intention is to create work that emerges from the experience of the physical encounter with the natural forces that govern the planet in order to better understand one’s place within it.

For interviews on each one of the 14 artists featured go to: KCRW-GLOW

Glow, the first all-night arts event in the United States to emphasize the commissioning of new work, will transform the beach in Santa Monica on September 28, 2013 into a world of interactive and engaging contemporary art. Every three years, for just one night, Glow features an extraordinary array of original, site-specific installations by local and international artists. Ranging from the haunting traditional music of the Javanese Gamelan to the most technologically advanced interactive artworks, Glow celebrates the exceptional ability of artists to activate and shape public space. Fifteen site-specific installations will re-shape the beach, Pier and downtown Santa Monica. Produced by the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Foundation, Glow is entirely free to the public through major funding from partners and donors including the Bloomberg Philanthropies, Metabolic Studio, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Glow’s website www.glowsantamonica.org provides valuable information on the art, artists and logistics of making a visit easy and enjoyable, including an audio guide to all the installations.

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