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PIFA 2011

philadelphia international festival of the arts

Philadelphia, PA

In conjunction with the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, The Lighting Practice, a Philadelphia-based company that creates and implements distinctive and cost-effective lighting designs (and completed a permanent lighting installation of 14 buildings along the Avenue of the Arts in 2008), worked with students from the University of the Arts to design a temporary lighting display on Philadelphia’s City Hall.

The installation, titled "Styling a Second Empire: A Light and Sound Experience," featured animated graphics, moving lights and color-changing effects that showcased the architectural details of the city hall building. The students assisted in developing the lighting and music concepts. The show remained running to coincide with LIGHTFAIR, an architectural convention that was exhibiting in Philadelphia. The Lighting Practice and the University of the Arts students showcased the city in a fantastic light. It received a write-up in Architectural Lighting Magazine’s May 2011 issue.

Vincent Lighting was commissioned by Philips to support the design for this showcase. We used products from Philips Strand Lighting, Vari-Lite and Philips ColorKinetics and sent two team members to help set up and program the lighting board.

About PIFA 2011


Client: The Lighting Practice

VLS Programmer: Matt Klasmeier

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