Integrated into the MIA Mover Station Terminal Connector of Miami International Airport, the Harmonic Convergence Art installation commissioned by Christopher Janney, an artist, architect and composer, was featured in the “Public Art 2012 Year in Review” as one of the 50 most remarkable art projects between April 2011 and April 2012 in the U.S.
Featuring over 150 shades of colors, the installation is interacting with the people walking through the passage. Provided with two cameras at both ends, that “feed information to the computer regarding the pedestrian activity within the space” and with motion sensors, it reacts to the presence, changing the intensity and the tune of music playing in the background.
The installation is made from different colour squares, that are placed diagonally across the 70 foot opening, replicating the metal structure. The “soundtrack” of the Harmonic Convergence is a “complex set of sounds” that Christopher Janney has recorded himself, in his trips. They are all natural sounds you can find in Florida, but by bringing them into an enclosed space, ha made them even more special.
This installation has replaced his previous 1997 work, the “Harmonic Runway”, due to security reasons. It also received the 1st Prize in the Eastman International World of Color Competition in 2012.
By Cristina Juc