Karen Garrett de Luna’s Ning Ning lights up the night at the Harbor Steps
December 21, 2013 through March 20, 2014
1230 Western Avenue, at the foot of the Harbor Steps
Free and open to the public 3PM – 9AM
Twinkling green lights will begin beckoning passersby to the Harbor Steps this Friday, a storefront full of fireflies and surprises. In Tagalog, ‘ning ning’ is like the twinkling of stars or the sparkling of diamonds.
Shunpike’s Storefronts program presents Karen Garrett de Luna in our second installation on the Waterfront, an interactive LED piece that will respond to the activity and stillness of passersby via motion sensors on the façade.
Fireflies are magical. In some cultures they are thought to represent fallen stars or the souls of the deceased. As an indoor/outdoor installation, Ning Ning brings the magic of fireflies, enchanting viewers as they walk by and inspiring them to embrace slowness and sparkle.
– Karen Garrett de Luna
Property provided courtesy of Equity Residential, with many thanks to Connie Wing.