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SONARC at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts is the creation of artist Brian Brush. The artwork arches over an outdoor walkway at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Hundreds of polycarbonate tubes create an ethereal cloud-like effect during the day and an interactive luminescent sculpture in the evening. Individuals can interact with the sculpture by singing into a microphone located in the SE column; in response to changes in pitch, Sonarc will emit patterns and different colors of light.
This project is a collaboration between the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts, Summit Hospitality Group, and The Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown.
Brian W. Brush is a designer and artist whose work explores the phenomenal visual effects that emerge from the interaction of light, material, and geometric structure in art. He is deeply interested in how volume, thickness, pattern, and translucency of material can entangle with light to produce ethereal and illusory beauty. This interest manifests as a distinct form of spatial sculpture that attempts to create visual and experiential atmospheres which extend the material boundaries of art to intersect with the perceptual field of the viewer.