PASSAGE, a newly commissioned site specific installation by Seattle artist Lilienthal Zamora
PASSAGE, a site-specific light sculpture by Seattle-based LILIENTHAL|ZAMORA, towers 50 feet high at the southwest corner of the 90,000 square foot ALL RISE site, placing the work visually against the downtown cityscape in one view and as an architectural harbinger upon one of the Seattle’s most transform(ing) neighborhoods, Cascade, in another. In this positioning, the sculpture’s single plane is a responsively simple and expansive gesture.
Installed at the darkest point of the year, PASSAGE also nods to the future of the ALL RISE campus, which will become Seattle City Light’s Denny Substation in 2016.
LILIENTHAL|ZAMORA is a collaboration between Etta Lilienthal and Ben Zamora. They have recently installed significant works: THROUGH HOLLOW LANDS for the Frye Art Museum, 2012; NEVER FINISHED at Suyama Space, 2014; APEX V2 at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2013; and 48°N, 122°W with Olson Kundig Architects for Design Miami 2014.
As individual artists, Lilienthal and Zamora have designed projects for festivals and performance halls around the world, including Stockholm’s Baltic Sea Festival, the Helsinki Festival, the Berliner Festspiele, London’s Royal Festival Hall, Lincoln Center, the Mariinsky Theatre in Russia, the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Lucerne Festival, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the UNAM International Dance Festival in Mexico City, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s T:BA Festival and the Hangar Biccoca in Milan. LILIENTHAL|ZAMORA has received funding from various organizations including NEA/TCG, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Artist Trust, and 4Culture.