Most travelers dread airports. After all, who enjoys going through numerous security check points and waiting long hours for a flight? But travelers at Miami International Airport are in for a special treat this December when an interactive installation will delight pedestrians’ eyes and ears as they walk from the rental car terminal to the airport proper.
“Harmonic Convergence,” by Washington D.C. native Christopher Janney, will entertain and amuse travelers as they use the airport’s 180 foot-long moving walkway. This installation is composed of 132 sheets of colored glass organized in “zones of color.” There’s also strategically placed movement-activated speakers to provide beautiful sounds native to Florida. Travelers can expect to not only hear music, but sounds of crickets and flocks of birds!
What an interesting way to enter a new state. As Janney says, “It’s like walking into a rainbow.”
When we asked Janney for his opinion on how evolving technology is impacting the art world, he told us this: “Technology is a tool. Art is an expression of the human spirit. New tools allow for new means of expression, but the ‘art’ still has to come from the human.”