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Mark Handforth, Electric Tree

Conversation at moca: electric tree with mark handforth and adler guerrier

LOCATION:

Griffing Park, 12220 Griffing Boulevard, North Miami, FL 33161

 

DIRECTIONS:

FROM MOCA, North Miami
From 125th Street, turn south on NE 7th Avenue. Turn right on NE 123rd Street. Griffing Park is on the corner of West Dixie Highway and NE 123rd Street.
From I-95
Exit at NE 125th Street and head east. Immediately after crossing canal at NE 2nd Avenue, turn right on Griffing Boulevard. Griffing Park is on the corner of Griffing Boulevard and West Dixie Highway.


Mark handforth

Mark Handforth
Electric Tree, 2011
LED Fluorescent light fixtures, Rosco color gels and Banyan Tree
Dimensions variable​
Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami Gift of the artist

The expansive branches of this magnificent banyan tree form a natural shelter from the sun and rain. In response to the tree’s role as a popular neighborhood-gathering place, artist Mark Handforth has delineated the limbs of the tree with eighty-five green and yellow lights illuminating the area beneath the banyan every evening from sunset until 11:00 PM.

The artist sees the Electric Tree as a “drawing with light” which inverts the shade cast by the monumental banyan tree during the day, to a pool of light at night. The banyan is an oasis of shade during the day and at night it continues to be a welcoming social space, bathing those who gather beneath its boughs in sublime colored light.

Electric Tree was originally installed as one of several public artworks presented as part of Rolling Stop,  Handforth’s 2011 exhibition at MOCA. For this reinstallation, the original fluorescent light fixtures have been replaced with LED lamps.

Mark Handforth
​Electric Tree, 2011
Enstalasyon limyè LED Fliyoresan, Filtè koulè ak Pye Banyan an
Varyete nan dimansyon yo
Don atis la a Koleksyon nan Mize Atizay kontanporen nan North Miami​

Gwo branch sa yo ki nan bèl pye banyan sa a kreye yon parapli epi yon parasòl an menm tan. Pou montre jan wòl pyebwa sa a antan yon kote popilè pou tout moun nan zòn nan vin rankontre, atis Mark Handforth dekore branch pyebwa a ak katreven senk limyè wouj e jòn ki klere anba pyebwa a chak swa depi solèy kouche rive jis 11è di swa.

Atis la imajine Pyebwa Elektrik la tankou yon “desen ak limyè” ki chavire lonbraj pyebwa bay pandan lajounen an, pou fè yon basen limyè leswa. Pye banyan nan se yon refij lonbraj pandan lajounen epi leswa li tounen yon bèl kote pou moun vin rankontre, kote l benyen moun ki chita anba l yo ak bèl bèl limyè an koulè.

Pyès sa a ki rele “Electric Tree” (Pye limyè) a, orijinalman yo te enstale li kòm youn pami plizyè travay atistik nan Rolling Stop, egzebisyon ki te pote non  Handforth an 2011 nan mize MOCA. Pou enstalasyon sa y ap fè fwa sa, yo ranplase limyè fliyoresan yo ak anpoul LED.

 

Mark Handforth
​Electric Tree, 2011
Accesorios de luz LED tipo fluorescente, filtros de color Rosco y baniano (higuera de Bengala)
Dimensiones variable​s
Colección de Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, North Miami, donación del artista

Las extensas ramas de este magnífico baniano (higuera de Bengala) forman un refugio natural del sol y la lluvia. En respuesta a la función del árbol como un lugar popular donde se reúne el vecindario, el artista Mark Handforth ha delineado las ramas del árbol con ochenta y cinco luces verdes y amarillas que iluminan la zona bajo el baniano cada noche, desde el atardecer hasta las 11:00 p. m.

El artista ve a la instalación Electric Tree (Árbol eléctrico) como un “dibujo con luz” que invierte la sombra que el monumental baniano brinda durante el día en una piscina de luz en la noche. El baniano es un oasis de sombra durante el día y en la noche continúa siendo un espacio social acogedor, que baña de sublimes luces de colores a los que se reúnen bajo sus ramas.

Originalmente, la instalación Electric Tree fue una de las varias obras de arte públicas presentadas en el marco de Rolling Stop, la exposición que Handforth hizo en el 2011 en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MOCA). Para su reinstalación, se han sustituido los dispositivos originales de luz fluorescente por lámparas LED.


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Electric Tree is made possible with major support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the North Miami Mayor and Council and the City of North Miami. MOCA’s exhibitions and programs are also made possible by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. For more information, visit mocanomi.org, call 305-893-6211 or email [email protected]

Electric Tree (Pye limyè) a se gras a sipò Fondasyon “John S. and James L. Knight Foundation​,” epi ak sipò “North Miami Mayor and Council and the City of North Miami” ki fè atis la kapab fè li. Espozisyon MOCA yo ak pogram MOCA yo rive fèt tou gras a sipò kote sa yo: State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, epi ak sipò Majistra Miami-Dade County a ak Manm Komisyon yo.

Electric Tree es posible gracias a la inestimable ayuda de John S. and James L. Knight Foundation​, el alcalde de North Miami Mayor y el Concejo de la Ciudad de North Miami. Las exposiciones y programas de MOCA son posibles además gracias al estado de la Florida; el Departamento de Estado; la División de Asuntos Culturales y el Consejo de las Artes y la Cultura de la Florida; el Departamento de Asuntos Culturales y el Consejo de Asuntos Culturales del Condado de Miami-Dade; y la alcaldesa y la Junta de Comisionados del Condado de Miami-Dade.

Mark handforth, <i>electric tree</i>