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Light Waves

 - Christopher Janney
Media (EXTERIOR)


Orange County Library - Orlando

About the Artwork

Commissioned by Orlando Public Arts Commission, “Light Waves” is a multi-dimensional piece that requires viewer participation. Four 40-foot tall wavy translucent banners climb the library’s west wall - below each banner is a box with a handprint. Different musical notes are created and each banner lights up when each corresponding “touch plate” is pressed. To the left of the piece, a poem offers clues to unlock the artwork’s true potential: “Start over here to unlock the key / Reverse the row gee why are be / It’s an urban musical instrument / So step back and hear what you see.” When viewers touch the boxes in order of 1, 4, 2, 3 a symphony of sound is created.

About the Artist

Christopher Janney
Janney grew up in Washington in the 1950’s, where he displayed an early fondness for mechanical objects and an appreciation of music. He studied architecture at Princeton University, and Environmental Art at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It was at MIT where he began to combine his love of jazz and architecture. Since then, he has developed his own multimedia studio, PhenomenArts, and has created many sound/architecture installations around the country.



Did you know?

International Plaza at Lake Eola has bronze busts of four South American leaders and also India's Mohandas K. Ghandi

Discover Art in Central Florida!

For those who have eyes to see, there are hundreds of works of art around them. This web site provides some information on many of those works of art that can be regularly viewed in Orange County by any member of the public without an admission fee. They are outside in public view, or located in an interior area that is normally open to the public.

Look around this web site and find something that interests you. Then go see it in person. The information you find here will add to the pleasure of exploring public art in Central Florida.

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