The artists behind Silent Lights, an LED light installation that could spruce up the uber-drab area under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in Red Hook, recently let us in on some exciting news. Artists Build Collaborative sent us word that their gorgeous piece of public art is closer than ever to becoming a reality but they need your help. The group is hosting a fundraising night of food, music and booze at the Green Building in Brooklyn tomorrow, and you’re invited!
Silent Lights hopes to transform the pedestrian walkway under the BQE in Red Hook into a gorgeous changing display of color. Arches of LED lights will line the walkway, changing from brilliant hues in every color of the rainbow. The transformations are affected by the noise of the heavily trafficked area around it. Honking cars, revving engines and pedestrian voices will be picked up by hidden microphones. The noises will then be processed by a computer, and translated into a stunning visual display of color and light!
Silent Lights will not only transform traffic noise into art, but the lights also provide a safely lit walkway for local residents to commute through, and give back to the community by re-enlivening a vacant space that has become derelict. Along with Control Group and Red Hook Initiative, the project will also engage Red Hook residents by offering technological classes for area children.