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Waves of CHAUVET® Light in Atlanta

Waves of CHAUVET® Light in Atlanta

chauvet-atl-airport-1.jpg ATLANTA, Ga.—The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's new international terminal, the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal, features an art installation entitled “Light Waves: Atlanta,” a large-scale art installation by Christopher Janney, artistic director for PhenomenArts, Inc. The piece, part of the Airport Art Program, is one of five works for the new terminal.

chauvet-atl-airport-2.jpg The piece, described by Janney as “an abstraction of Georgia in color and sound”, features 32 CHAUVET® Intimidatorâ„¢ Scan LED 300 scanners, 68 horizontal panes of colored glass—stacked in 17 sections with four panes in each section—along a 160-foot hallway. As the light from the recessed fixtures in the ceiling passes over the glass, it reflects and refracts creating a continuously changing pattern of color on the wall.

Janney, who is a trained architect and jazz musician, composed a score of environmental accents—indigenous sounds of natural Georgia environments—that accompany this “light ballet.” Additionally, the hallway features a series of interactive “touch panels” that are activated by a passerby triggering a soft tone. The light and sound work together creating an immersive experience for travelers making them part of the artwork.

“After extensive research for ‘Light Waves: Atlanta',” said Janney. “The CHAUVET® Intimidatorâ„¢ Scan LED 300, as a single-source LED with a hard edge that penetrates through four panes of glass, was hands-down the best fixture on the market.”

“LIGHT WAVES: ATLANTA” Atlanta International Airport

©2012 PhenomenArts, Inc. C. Janney, Artistic Director

Photo: M Jensen

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