Day for Night

This large-scale video-based work by artist Jim Campbell is a dynamic LED installation at the crown of Salesforce Tower. The exterior of the top six floors are softly lit with 11,000 LEDs together capable of displaying low resolution moving color imagery.

The content of the light installation will be ever changing. Multiple cameras are placed around San Francisco, each capturing different elements of the City, monitoring the rhythms of the tide and wind, the patterns of the weather, the migration of the birds and the daily ebbs and flows of human activity.

Every night a synopsis of that particular day in the life of the City will be projected for communal viewing, visible from 20 miles away.

Tower Top Art Schedule

Midnight Artist Series:
“Standard of Capital” by Zeina Barakeh
September 1st – 30th, Midnight – 1AM

Barakeh’s animation was “initially inspired by the Sumerian artifact Standard of Ur’s war and peace panels currently in the collection of the British Museum. Reversing the language of video games used in military training systems, the animation references modern-day migration patterns caused by war and neocolonialism.”

This month’s collaboration was curated in association with Catherine Clark Gallery.