Parade of Illuminations: Opening Procession for the PEN World Voices Festival
When: Monday, April 30
Where: The High Line, Gansevoort St. Entrance, New York City
What time: Dusk; 7:30 p.m. to participate
With Processional Arts Workshop and the PEN community.
Free and open to the public. Join the parade! The parade is open to all. Just fill out PAW’s online form to participate
Co-sponsored by Friends of the High Line and Processional Arts Workshop
Come light up the High Line as we inaugurate the 2012 PEN World Voices Festival, with a sundown procession of bibliomorphic puppets, illuminated objects, and projections. Evoking the fleeting omnipresence of literature in an electronic age, the Parade of Illuminations invites participants to capture luminous strands of text, literally out of thin air. Designed by Processional Arts Workshop and created in local community “puppetraisings,” visual elements for the procession draw inspiration from the sensual anatomy of books and the history of print, from ancient tablets of clay to modern tablets of light. Come animate a puppet, catch a phrase, and celebrate literature in all its incarnations.
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