Newt Miami: Experiments in Light, Color & Sound is a public art installation in Downtown Miami transforming the 19-story LED wall of the InterContinental Hotel into a digital canvas for performative architecture.
For six consecutive nights this fall, lookout points throughout Miami and the Beaches will give diverse communities access to a dynamic series of shapes and hues, screened on the InterContinental’s 364 sq. ft. facade.
Inspired by Isaac Newton’s theory that every primary color correlates to a musical note – NEWT is comprised of two key components: rapid motion animation and original music composition.
By integrating mobile technology into this installation, viewers can then connect to a live stream of synchronized music via their smart phones and web-enabled devices.
See NEWT from many lookout points throughout the city, and tune-in to synchronized music from your web-device wherever you are. Located on beautiful Biscayne Bay, the InterContinental Miami building is visible from Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, and Children’s Museum, among many other places. Here are some of our favorites.
Tuesday, November 3 | 6:30 PM Reception | 7:00 PM Panel Discussion and Q & A
What’s NEW(T) Miami? In Conversation with Public Space Challenge Winners
NEWT and ARTtuesdays/MIAMI—with the generous support of The Miami Foundation and MDC Museum of Art + Design—present a lively conversation led by Stuart Kennedy (The Miami Foundation) with Dejha Carrington (NEWT, YoungArts), Ralph Rosado (Top Them Off, Rosado & Associates), and with Ilana Vardy (ARTtuesdays/Miami). Cocktails by Bombay Sapphire, and with Perrier.
Tuesday, November 10 | 8 AM Doors | 9:15 – 11 AM Convo
A wake-up-call-to-action about experiential storytelling and performative architecture with NEWT, moderated by The New Tropic and hosted by the Arts & Entertainment District.
Tuesday, November 10 | 6:30 – 9:30 PM
NEWT Unveiling Launch Party – SOLD OUT
Join us for the grand premiere of NEWT featuring a live performance by the sublime Nu Deco Ensemble orchestra at Tina Hills Pavilion, followed by a private reception at 7:30 PM at the InterContinental Miami hotel. Inspired by Sir Isaac Newton’s ideas of color and sound, composer Kelly Nunes will transport viewers to a state of synesthesia with music adapted to 19 stories of brilliant animation.
RSVP at newtmiami.eventbrite.com
6:30 – 7:30 PM – Tina Hills Pavilion, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd. (south end of Bayfront Park)
7:30 – 9:30 PM – InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
Tuesday, November 10 | Sundown
NEWT Premieres across the Downtown skyline
See map for suggested viewpoints
Wednesday, November 11 | 6 – 7:15 PM
Yoga in the Park: NEWT EDITION
Bayfront Park and NEWT combine in an extrasensory edition of yoga with wireless LED headphones by Silent Revolution and beverages by jugofresh and Perrier. Instructor Paul Richardson will be guiding the class (Atomic Yoga Miami).
Bring your own mats and towel, all participants must be at least 18yrs and sign a waiver.
Tina Hills Pavilion at Bayfront Park
301 N. Biscayne Blvd. (south end of the park), Downtown
Thursday, November 12 | 6:30 PM Cocktails | 7PM Conversation and Q & A
Changing Spaces: Transforming space through technology and art – SOLD OUT
Rendez-Vous with Women, Innovation & Technology (WIT) of emergeAmericas, Avra Jain (developer), Brandi Reddick (Miami Dade County Art in Public Places), Jillian Mayer (visual performance artist) and moderated by Dejha Carrington (NEWT, YoungArts). Technology has allowed for the exchange of ideas to become a disembodied practice, but what happens when we cement our thoughts and works in a space of brick and mortar?
Jewel Box at YoungArts
2100 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown
Free with RSVP, details coming soon emergeamericas.org/wit
Sunday, November 15 | Sundown – 12 AM
Last chance to see NEWT across the Downtown skyline
See map for suggested viewpoints
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NEWT would not be possible without the support of our 126 Kickstarter backers and all who posted, reposted and shared our project. And thank you, Primary Projects, for letting us have fun in your gallery with artist works by Gavin Perry and Michael Vasquez.