(PRESS RELEASE)_WEST PALM BEACH, FL (November 13, 2023) – By special arrangement with Creos, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to bring the immersive, interactive travelling art exhibition, Oscillation, created by The Urban Conga to West Palm Beach. Oscillation will be on display at the Kravis Center from November 21 to December 26, 2023, and will be operational daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on the Kravis Family Plaza. Oscillation is free to the public and reservations are not required.
Oscillation builds upon the Kravis Center’s objective to amplify connecting communities through the arts and technology by continuing to welcome everyone to experience unique ways of gathering at and engaging with the campus for free and open to all. Recent community activities include the Kravis Center's first Block Party this past October, as well as ongoing weekly programs, such as the dynamic “Live & Social” outdoor concert series on the Kravis Family Plaza, and the stunning photography exhibition, Carasmatic: Through the Lens of a Dancer, located on the second floor of the Cohen Pavilion.
“We are thrilled that Oscillation is arriving just in time for the holiday season. This wonderful installation truly captures the spirit of the Kravis Center as the place for inclusive, creative and stimulating experiences,“ said Georgiana Young, Vice President of Marketing and Programming.
Oscillation is an interactive touring installation that uses sight, sound, and movement to spark spontaneous community activity and social interaction through open-ended play. The installation reacts similarly to a Theremin, a musical instrument that you can play with movement without touching.
“It doesn’t take any skill to play the pieces, just some subtle movements. As you walk toward the pieces, they play different sounds and pitches depending on your distance from them. When you move and dance around them, they also reflect and refract light in different ways revealing different colors and filtered reflections based on the angle it is viewed,” said Ryan Swanson of The Urban Conga. “When designing Oscillation, we wanted to create a piece that would have a similar but different identity during the day and at night. During the day, the pieces reflect the surrounding environment and often become the perfect Instagram backdrop, and then at night, the pieces illuminate from within and cast a splash of changing colors within the surrounding space.”
The crystal-like structures begin to disrupt the once static spaces with a moment of open-ended playful activity. The result is a totally immersive experience that breaks down social barriers and fuels joyful conversations between strangers. Oscillation isn’t just about sparking an interaction between the person and the piece, but also sparking connections between people.
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