Performance: Leo Villareal at The Contemporary

Join artist Leo Villareal as he unveils a temporary light performance at the corner of 7th Street and Congress Avenue using the signature LED-lit glass blocks of the Jones Center, The Contemporary Austin's renowned downtown site designed by Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects.

In this special experimental performance, Villareal will be controlling the Jones Center lighting system in person via laptop while standing amid viewers and passersby on the street. This happening is a trial run for a future permanent light installation by the artist for The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center. The event begins Saturday, March 8, 8P, on the corner of 7th St. and Congress Ave.

About the Artist

Leo Villareal (American, born 1967) is an artist working with LED light systems and encoded computer programming to create site-specific illuminated installations and large-scale public art works. In 2013, Villareal created the acclaimed project The Bay Lights, a monumental reconsideration of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge landmark using 25,000 LED lights. A documentary about this project, filmmaker Jeremy Ambers’ Impossible Light, premieres as part of SXSW Film this week.

Film Screening Times:

Sat, March 8, Stateside Theatre, 4–5:09P
Sun, March 9, AMC Theater at VCC, 4:30–5:39P
Wed, March 12, Rollins Theatre at The Long Center, 11:30A–12:39P
Thurs, March 13, Topfer Theatre at ZACH, 11A–12:09P

Please visit SXSW Film for more information about Impossible Light.