Have you ever wondered what a forest would tell us if we could find a common language of light and sound?
Inspired by storytelling and life cycles in nature, AGORA: Path of Light is a multisensory experience currently on view at the top of Blue Mountain Resort. As participants walk a circular path through the forest, they will encounter a series of interactive lighting installations based on the five elements of air, space, earth, water and fire.
The focus is nature, illuminated as you’ve never seen it before. The Armonia installation, for example, explores the importance of keystone species from the mushrooms that dot the forest floor to the pack wolves that rule the woods. A network of LED light strings criss-cross from underneath a wooden boardwalk simulating the intricate root system that mushrooms create and illuminating the wolves that hide in the background.
Creating AGORA brought together a dream team composed of Limbic Media, world leaders in interactive art and light technology; Edesia Moreno Barata, Concept Designer and Artistic Director, most notably recognized for her work with Cirque du Soleil; Marie Metaphor Specht, Poet and Spoken Word Artist; Jeff Monague, Ojibwe language professor and writer; Grey Cloud (James Carpenter), Anishinaabek healer and Blue Mountain Resort’s advisor for the project; and of course the talented group at Blue. Together, they have brought to dazzling life the spirit of the forest.
More about AGORA and tickets here.