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'Breathing Lights' project to light up Albany, Schenectady, Troy

Jun 24, 2015 12:02 am
[caption width="240" align="alignright"] Artist Adam Frelin will discuss the "Breathing Lights" project on WGXC Sat., June 30 at 11 a.m. on "Saturday Morning Serial." Photo from Wikipedia.[/caption]"Breathing Lights," the Capitol Region's submission for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, was one of four projects in the U.S. announced to receive a grant of $1 million. The grant goes to put lights in windows in Albany, Schenectady, and Troy next year. Artist Adam Frelin and architect Barbara Nelson will illuminate the street-facing windows of hundreds of vacant buildings in the three cities in Oct. 2016 with the grant. "Warm light will fill each window with a diffuse glow that pulses with the gentle rhythm of human breathing. Concentrated in economicially disadvantaged neighborhoods with high vacancy rates, these installations will transform vacant [caption width="218" align="alignleft"] Barbara Nelson photo from Troy Alley Action website.[/caption]structures from pockets of shadows into places of warmth," the project's website announces. Frelin will discuss the project on WGXC Saturday at 11 a.m. on "Saturday Morning Serial." Click below to hear a brief excerpt of Frelin discussing the project. [audio mp3="http://newsroom.wgxc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/ArtistAdamFrelin_discusses_BreathingLightsproject_WaveFarm_WGXC_20150623.mp3"][/audio] (1:06)