On most days, office drones, students, and thousands of other commuters who take the Metrorail downtown are too busy rushing to work, school, or shopping to stop and notice their surroundings.
But at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center, Ivan Toth Depeña’s new, public, light-based art installation, Reflection, is freezing commuters in their tracks at the rail’s main hub and sending spectators off smiling as they start their day.
Commissioned by the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places program, Depeña has filled the building’s lobby with an interactive project that consists of custom-designed LED light boxes placed strategically throughout the space. As visitors walk by, the light boxes — triggered by camera tracking — respond to their movements and gestures. Using playful, high-tech innovation, it’s a dynamic and vibrant artwork reflecting the hustle and bustle of the Magic City.