The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle City Light, selected three Seattle artists including Britta to create semi-permanent, site-specific, solar-based artworks that will serve as a showcase of solar energy and the City’s sustainability and environmental stewardship. Johnson will be working on components of her project as part of her CoCA Lab residency.
Johnson will be developing and testing the interactive animated aspect of Giant Whirl, which will be permanently sited in West Seattle’s Don Armeni Park in 2018. While many details of the sculpture have yet to be finalized, one key feature of the piece is a series of LED lights that, when motion-triggered by park users, display the form of a ghostly octopus drifting around, curling and hanging out as long as the visitor lingers.
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Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website