I love how devoted Palo Alto is to public art. Their latest installment will only last through this weekend code:ART.
Eight installations starting at City Hall are meant to involve the audience and inspire the dialogue of passerbys.
Advertised as a laboratory for urban experimentation the artists reimagine public spaces through interactive sound, light and motion installations.
The Murmur Wall, the first installation at City Hall, displays search terms from Palo Alto on multiple LED screens connected with lights. On the website: http://www.murmurwall.net/Whisper you can enter your own “whispers” that will be displayed instantly. This will be the only piece that will remain after June 3rd. Since it is LED lights I bet it is better viewed at night.
The sound installation of Tomo Saito is active twice a day at 2 pm and 6 pm. It is a concert made by the people that sit down in the chairs.
Across the street you can be part of the art making and let Palo Alto know what your dream city will look like.
My favorite piece is the Sensory Garden. In an alley next to Bell’s books the artists try to evoke all of your senses. You can touch moss, smell herbs, admire the chalk mural or rattle some cow bells.
Will you check out code:ART?