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Curioser and curiouser! golden afternoon art installation dedicated

Time Warner Cable News
by TWC News Staff
April 23, 2016
Seaholm Plaza is the newest gallery for Austin's Art in Public Places program.

...Described as a responsive art installation, one of the instillation's creators said it was inspired by Texas' wildflowers and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. "If you come here at night, you'll be able to see the wall, all these cables will be fully illuminated and animated and moving. and as people walk past these sensors, these crazy patterns and things happen," said Rick Lin of Urban Matter, Inc.

Those who attended the dedication got to take home wildflower seeds and Alice in Wonderland activity books.

rick lin/urban matter inc

Art in Public Places celebrates ‘Golden Afternoon’

Austin Monitor
by Nora Ankrum
April 15, 2016

Austin’s newest piece of public art, called “Golden Afternoon,” is an “Alice in Wonderland”-themed ode to Texas wildflowers created by Urban Matter Inc. To celebrate its recent installation in the Seaholm parking garage, the city’s Art in Public Places program will be holding a dedication ceremony at Seaholm Plaza on Friday, April 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. Urban Matter artists Rick Lin and Shagun Singh will be in attendance to discuss the artwork, Mad Hatter snacks and beverages will be served, and wildflower seed packets will be given away for free. The Harry Ransom Center will be on hand with “activity books” befitting the theme, and the Austin Public Library’s mobile library will be there as well.

Event: Golden Afternoon Public Art Dedication and Celebration
by Catherine Prystup
April 11, 2016

On Friday, April 22, 2016, the public is invited to discover the newest addition to the City of Austin’s public art collection with a slightly mad Tea Party, hosted by Austin Art in Public Places! , Golden Afternoon, a responsive art installation, was recently installed in the Seaholm neighborhood.

Inspired by Texas wildflowers and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Golden Afternoon is a responsive public art installation in the parking structure of the Seaholm Redevelopment Project. The installation mimics a hanging garden that has overgrown from the flower beds on the ground level, down the open stairwell, and making its way into the parking lot. Reminiscent of a trip down the rabbit hole from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the artwork experience is heightened by lighting which responds to people moving up and down the stairs.


April 22, 2016

Golden Afternoon, a responsive art installation inspired by Texas wildflowers and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, was recently installed in the Seaholm neighborhood. Austin Art in Public Places is hosting a slightly mad Tea Party to celebrate – and you are invited!

Enjoy tea and cookies with the artists, Rick Lin and Shagun Singh (Urban Matter Inc.), and learn more about this exciting new public artwork for the Seaholm EcoDistrict. Pick up your own packet of Texas wildflower seeds and Alice in Wonderland activity books, courtesy of the Harry Ransom Center.