Sun Stomp opens at Light City

Sun Stomp projection and bleachers

Sun Stomp projection and bleachers

Experience the power and beauty of the sun through Sun Stomp! Sun Stomp is a solar powered LED display and sun-inspired, interactive audio-visual environment at Baltimore’s third annual Light City festival. The massive public art project is a collaboration between public artist Graham Coreil-Allen, video artist Mark Brown, and solar engineer Matt Weaver.

Sun Stomp will be awaiting your foot-powered activation each evening, April 14–21, in the gateway to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, McKeldin Square. The installation is Stop 24 on the Light Art Walk, on the southside of Pratt Street between Light and Calvert Streets.

What: Sun Stomp, a solar powered LED display and sun-inspired, interactive audio-visual environment at Light City
When: April 14-21, 2018, 7pm-12am weekends, 7pm-11pm week nights
Where: Light City stop #24, McKeldin Square
101 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
Free. More info: http://sunstomp.art & https://lightcity.org
Audio Tour: 410-934-7821 enter 8#

Sun Stomp features a 34’ tall scaffolding sculpture with an interactive projection on one side and an array of sixteen, 290 watt solar panels on the other. Electrical Energy is collected during the day and stored as chemical energy in a battery bank in our Power Shed, which provides electricity to the colorful array of LED neon lights illuminating the structure after dark. Participants are invited to stomp on the bleacher footboards to trigger sun-inspired projected visuals, increase the LED brightness, and amplify sounds of the Sun sourced from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Solar and Storage Statistics:

  • Sun Stomp features 527 feet of LED lighting.
  • All 16 solar panels provide 4,640 Watts per sun hour or 23,200 Watts per day in April.
  • The average home in Baltimore uses 7,546 kilowatts per year; the same amount of electricity produced by these 16 solar panels and stored by the Battery Bank.
  • The 16 solar panels installed on a home would save $1,052 annually in electricity charges.
  • During Light City the Sun Stomp solar panels will prevent 200 pounds of CO2 emissions from local electricity generation.

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Sun Stomp solar panel neon LED perspective

Sun Stomp LED-lit bleachers

Sun Stomp solar panel neon LED

Sun Stomp daytime solar panels

Sun Stomp Power Shed interior

Sun Stomp to Premiere at Light City!

Sun Stomp logo

Sun Stomp perspective nighttime southwest

Graham Projects is excited to announce Sun Stomp, a solar powered light display and interactive audio-visual environment that will take place in McKeldin Square during Baltimore’s Light City festival, April 14-21, 2018. Sun Stomp is a collaborative production of public artist Graham Coreil-Allen, video artist and DJ Mark Brown, and renewable energy engineer Matt Weaver.

What: Sun Stomp, a solar powered LED display and sun-inspired, interactive audio-visual environment at Light City Baltimore.
When: April 14-21, 2018
Where: Light City, McKeldin Square
101 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
More info: http://sunstomp.art

Premiering at the 2018 Light City Baltimore festival, Sun Stomp will be a solar powered, LED-lit framework supporting a participatory, sun-inspired video projection and soundscape. The monumental scaffolding structure will feature an interactive projection on one side and a sloped bank of solar panels on the other. Energy collected during the day will power a three-story, colorful array of LED lights illuminating the open grid sculpture after dark. Participants will trigger projected visuals and amplified sounds by touching and sitting on contact-microphoned viewing bleachers. Sun Stomp’s solar powered LED display and interactive audio-visual environment will visually and experientially demonstrate the awesome and beautiful power of the sun.

Sun Stomp perspective daytime northwest

The Baltimore-based Sun Stomp Collective brings expertise in solar energy, interactive media, and participatory environments. Matthew Weaver has over a decade of experience in renewable energy engineering, including hydrogen and solar; and grassroots organizing around social justice and sustainability. Mark Brown is a video artist, DJ, curator, and AV expert at the Peabody Conservatory. His video work embraces the Internet as both gallery and medium, creating new works from the cracks, glitches, and fall-out of digital realities. Graham Coreil-Allen is a public artist and organizer making cities more inclusive and livable through public art, radical walking tours, and civic engagement.

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Sun Stomp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sunstomp
Sun Stomp Twitter: @sunstomp24 https://twitter.com/sunstomp24
Sun Stomp Instagram @sunstomp https://www.instagram.com/sunstomp