Through March 16
Dusk 10 p.m. Sun. – Thurs.; dusk to midnight Fri. & Sat.
People have been congregating (more than 5,000 to date) in Downtown’s Market Square to be a part of art. Recently home to new beautification efforts, public programs and restaurants, shops and condos, Market Square now boasts an interactive light, sound and video installation called Congregation. Designed by UK-based media artists Kit Monkman and Tom Wexler (aka KMA), Congregation marks Pittsburgh’s latest major public art project and invites visitors to help create the experience. Making its North American debut, the highly participatory work features innovative video and sound designed and choreographed specifically to interact with pedestrians. Entering the work’s interactive stage, spectators become performers, exploring a kinetic environment that responds to human movements. Adding to the immersive qualities is sound designed by contemporary American composer, Peter Broderick. Step into, see and be the light before it closes on March 16th. Congregation is free and open to the public from dusk to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from dusk to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Photo by John Altdorfer