The Pike & Rose Audio Visual Arts (PRAVA) Festival was a nighttime art event that transformed two floors of a newly constructed office tower into an immersive spectacle of light, sound and projection on Saturday, February 7th. The festival was free to the public.
PRAVA featured performances and site specific installations by artists convened from Washington DC, Baltimore, New York, Boston and abroad, creating a multi-sensory environment to explore and experience. The festival was the first in a series of upcoming contemporary arts events at Pike & Rose in 2015, a new destination for artistic innovation and culture in North Bethesda, MD.
PRAVA was curated and produced by Nuit Blanche New York (NBNY) in partnership with Materials & Methods, whose previous events include:
ABOUT NUIT BLANCHE NEW YORK (NBNY):
Nuit Blanche New York (NBNY) designs and produces contemporary art installations and large-scale events that uniquely engage audiences and transform communities. NBNY's projects have included "Let Us Make Cake" in collaboration with The New Museum, "The Autumn Bowl" an audio visual performance venue in Greenpoint Brooklyn, "Bounce Ballroom" for Red Bull Music Academy. In 2010 NBNY produced New York's first Nuit Blanche, "Bring to Light" and was awarded a 2015 Art Place grant for "Camden Night Gardens."
ABOUT MATERIALS & METHODS:
Materials and Methods is a Boston-based multidisciplinary design and creative production studio that focuses on developing meaningful and inspiring applications for digital media within the built environment. The studio assists clients to articulate and refine their audience's optimal experience and develop solutions in support of that intention. Materials & Method's projects include Marco Brambilla's 3D video "Creation 3D" in St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in association with Audemars Piguet, "Flash:Light" with NBNY and The New Museum, and Boston's first Nuit Blanche "Illuminus" in 2014.
Produced by Nuit Blanche New York (NBNY) + Materials & Methods