Just in time for Art Basel, American composer-artist Christopher Janney has erected an interactive public art project for visitors to walk through at Miami International Airport.
Designed for “total strangers to interact with one another in public spaces in a positive and creative way,” the work called “Harmonic Convergence” is a 72-foot-long window wall with diamond-shaped panes of glass in 150 transparent colors. Janney, who is also an architect, created a gradually changing pattern of rainbow-like colors.
The piece was installed a few months ago in an airport entrance by a people-mover walkway. Travelers will hear sounds Janney recorded during trips to the Florida Everglades, scuba dives in the ocean, and other natural environments. At the top of each hour, a short composition with percussion instruments plays, marking the time of day.
The abstract work was one of the projects recognized by the Americans for the Arts’ Public Art 2012 Year in Review, which presents the most exemplary public art projects completed each year in the United States. The project was selected out of a field of 429 entries, with only the top 50 projects in the nation being showcased.
Travelers can see “Harmonic Convergence” when they take the MIA Mover to the MIA Rental Car Center. Info: www.miamiairport.com/center_parking.asp.