This year enjoy another unique light experience during our Winter Light Festival. We are pleased to have a public art installation that will be set up in the green space outside of Nikka Yuko.
The Deep Dark is a light installation by Calgary artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett designed to illuminate the interspaces between our sacred (and natural) environments and cultural constructs of darkness. Using domestic doorways as an entry point, viewers are invited to move through this “ghost architecture,” and as they do, they are blinded by intense white light, aimed inward from each frame. The Deep Dark will be installed in the dark parkland just outside the gates of Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, to encourage visitors to experience moving between extreme light and darkness among the trees, in juxtaposition to the brightly coloured and manicured environment of the Winter Lights Festival.
Brown and Garrett are internationally-recognized artists who have received public art commissions in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto, and have exhibited artworks in Russia, Turkey, Japan, the USA, and numerous locations across Canada.
The Deep Dark will be accessible to the public completely free of charge and is made possible by Into the Streets: Festival Arts Series, which is co-curated by Jane Edmundson and Tyler Stewart, with funding provided by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and the City of Lethbridge Public Art Small Projects Program.
You can view this installation December 5-7 and 12-14 this Winter Light Festival! Tickets are not required to view the installation as it is not inside the garden, however you must purchase admission to go inside Nikka Yuko.