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“SHINE” Opening Reception

October 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


During the month of August, you tweeted, posted and uploaded nearly 1,000 photos of the sunsets from all across Cincinnati. Now come see your #CityShine2016 contributions come together as one.

Join us for the opening reception of SHINE, a video installation and project by artist and filmmaker C. Jacqueline Wood and in partnership with FotoFocus at the Main Branch of the Cincinnati Public Library. Light refreshments will be provided.

The video installation and outdoor projection will originate from the roof of the Main Library onto the north elevation of 36th E. 7th Street. An accompanying exhibit featuring the photography featured in the projection (crowd sourced throughout Greater Cincinnati) will be on view near the Walnut Street entrance in the lobby of the Main Library.

View the SHINE exhibit on display throughout the month of October and the projection after sundown from October 5- October 15. For more information, visit FotoFocus Biennial 2016 Participating Venues.


More about SHINE:

SHINE uses crowd-sourced imagery to capture the most universal of all subjects: the sun. This video installation is a composite of these images, essentially presenting one moment in time from multiple perspectives.

The project capitalizes on social media and the prevalence of cell phone cameras to “democratize” the art-making process. Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky residents were invited to contribute photographs, and all images of any quality were accepted, including both digital and analogue submissions. The project is founded on the principle that everyone is an artist and it is our goal to empower as many individuals as possible to share their visual story.

With the help of ArtWorks apprentices as part of the City Shine summer project, imagery was collected prior to the installation, resulting in photos and video that each represent one day in time. This content will be used in the outdoor projection. Essentially, the work is a community mapping project, engaging all residents and uniting our city through the art-making process. SHINE will illuminate a blank wall and transform our skyline.


This project was in partnership with FOTOFOCUS and was also made possible by:

Charles H. Dater Foundation | FOTOFOCUS | 2016 Adopt-an-Apprentice Campaign Contributors | ArtWorks Board of Trustees


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