Interiors faculty members Hannah Dewhirst and Ingrid Schmidt of SUBSTUDIO have been invited to design an immersive interior environment for Blink Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio. Taking place October 13-16, this public event brings artists together from around the world to display large-scale projection mapping, murals, and interactive light installations. More than 100 activations will cover 30 city blocks, stretching from McMicken Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio across the river to 7th Street in Covington, Kentucky.
According to Blink’s website, “In the last year alone, world-building has become a primary facet of art. People from all over the world are drawn to experiences that surround them and place them within the artist’s vision. With the recent surge in emerging technology, creators can realize new artistic feats, transporting viewers on both a small scale and a much larger one.”
Dewhirst and Schmidt’s work is installed in the Cincy Nice Social House near Findlay Market in two levels of the historic Globe Building, and will include site-responsive custom textiles. Cincy Nice is a Cincinnati-based organization that specializes in events and activations designed to prioritize inclusion and diversity in the arts. Their curation of the Social House has placed SUBSTUDIO’s work in conversation with over 30 other creatives – local, national, and international artists, designers, and performers.