Don’t BLINK or You’ll Miss It!

Over the weekend we had an incredible art installation take place and they call it BLINK! This event takes place in downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, spanning more than 30 city blocks and crossing the historic John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River. BLINK  turns the region into an outdoor art museum with large-scale projection mapping, murals, and immersive art. All of the entries have some kind of light element and center around light.

There are so many people involved in the opening night parade, including University of Cincinnati art students, local dance studios, art collectives, high school bands, and local companies. Each of them helped kick off the festivities with brightly lit costumes and accessories for all to enjoy.

This is the second year for this event and the first year we went downtown to see it, and man was it incredible! These artists must put months of work into the installations they create. I tried to get a few photos but i was so amazed I only took this one!

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Cincinnati BLINK

This is just one example of the amazing projections! To be honest there were so many installations it would probably take someone all four days to see them.

Not only do I give props to the artist who designed the installations, but kudos to the engineers who brought their ideas to life. We suspect there will be a BLINK 2020 but are waiting to hear the announcement. Many EXAIR folks went down to visit the event, we are happy (and proud) to support our local art communities by spreading the word and enjoying what they have brought to this event.

Photos of BLINK 2019 here.

I look forward to next year and I have a suspicion more cities may have similar things to this in the coming years!

Jordan Shouse
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