Impossible Light

On March 5, 2013, San Francisco's skyline was transformed by an amazing sight: 25,000 LED lights dazzling on the Bay Bridge. The story behind the making of The Bay Lights—a project whose very "impossibility made it possible"—reveals the drama and daring of artist Leo Villareal and a team of visionaries who turned a dream of creating the world's largest LED sculpture into a glimmering reality.

Impossible Light, 2013, a feature-length documentary from filmmaker Jeremy Ambers, follows the artist and his team as they undertake this monumental reconsideration of the Bay Bridge landmark.

After the screening, check out Villareal's light intervention on the iconic glass blocks of The Contemporary Austin's Jones Center building, first unveiled in March 2014 as an experimental performance work.

View the Impossible Light trailer and a clip of Leo Villareal's work at The Contemporary in the gallery.