ArtWorks© at The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Main Branch
ArtWorks has partnered with artist C. Jacqueline Wood to present SHINE, a site-specific video installation projected from the Library’s Main Branch onto the adjacent URS Center. SHINE uses crowd-sourced imagery to capture the most universal of all subjects: the sun. SHINE 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, imagery was collected prior to the installation, resulting in multiple videos that each represent one day in time. These videos are then projected outdoors for all to see. Essentially, the work is a community mapping project, engaging all residents and uniting our city through the art-making process. Like the public art murals that ArtWorks paints, SHINE will illuminate a blank wall and transform our skyline.