Commonwealth Plaza Installation, The Kinetic Tree
Commonwealth Plaza (Free!)
April 8 – 23, 2016, live performances at 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
The centerpiece of PIFA 2016 will grow on the Kimmel Center’s Commonwealth Plaza in the form of The Kinetic Tree. Designed by 2015 MacArthur Genius Mimi Lien, with lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, and sound design by Nick Kourtides, the installation will be equal parts interactive spectacle and live performance.
The Kinetic Tree will take advantage of the Kimmel Center’s vast vertical space with an enormous installation in the form of a tree that will transform twice each evening during the festival. The transformation will be facilitated by a live performance directed by Kimmel Center Artistic Director Jay Wahl and featuring local performers.