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‘Listening Lights’ Spotlighted as Culture Days Begin

September 28, 2013 12:21 PM | Entertainment

Listening Lights

Point Douglas Councillor Mike Pagtakhan, Culture Days national director David Moss, and Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz attend an event on Friday, September 27, 2013 to highlight the Listening Lights display on Market Avenue. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

Listening Lights

Listening Lights on Market Avenue (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

A sidewalk lighting display that adds ambience on Market Avenue is being highlighted as part of this weekend’s Culture Days.

Listening Lights opened in March and is a 3D light sculpture inspired by a northern legend that says when one whistles, the Northern Lights become more intense and dance toward the whistle.

“Culture Days showcases and celebrates the diverse artistic and cultural talent within our province and across the country,” said Kevin Walters, project manager for Culture Days Manitoba. “This light sculpture is a true testament to the creative minds that participate in our event and will be a sight to be scene.”

The artwork was created by Montreal-based Moment Factory and involves 68 LED lights that react to nearby sound, creating a digital Aurora Borealis.

Culture Days run until Sunday. For a complete list of events, visit MB.CultureDays.ca.