Thursday, June 12, 2008

What Are Your Solstice Plans?

I'm not a "scoop" kind of blogger, but this is close.

If you live near the Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge uberopolis you're sure to enjoy the launch party of the Solar Collector project. From what I know of the Gorbet's, they don't do things in half measures. Druid costume optional.

Evening launch party and performance
June 21st, 8:30pm

(the sculpture comes to life at dusk, ~9:30pm)

Solar Collector

We invite you to celebrate the summer solstice at the launch of Solar Collector on June 21st.
Bring an evening picnic out to the grassy lawn under the apple trees, and enjoy live music to accompany the sculpture’s performance.

100 Maple Grove Road, Cambridge, Ontario (Google satellite map)

In a collaboration between the community and the sun, Solar Collector gathers human expression and solar energy during the day, then brings them together each night in a performance of flowing light.

Twelve aluminum shafts rise from the grassy hill in front of the Waterloo Regional Operations Centre. Their graceful shape reflects the angles of the sun through the year. The tallest shaft is perpendicular to the sun at winter solstice, when the sun is low in the sky. The flattest shaft faces the high sun at summer solstice.

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