Halation Happy Hour *FREE w/ RSVP*

The Midway & The Midway Gallery & Artist Studio presents

Halation Happy Hour *FREE w/ RSVP*

Friday - Jul 13

7:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

The Midway


This event is 21 and over

*This event is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*

Come join us for drinks & bites as the sun sets around these interactive light art installations. Choose your adventure - whether it's dancing around in Marpi's surreal 'Aquarium' or taking some mind space under Christopher Scardt's ' Constellation' - there is something for everyone.  

Feeling frisky? Stay for a dance party in our G&M lounge with headliners Chk Chk Chk! Stay tuned for tickets on The Midway SF site.

Marpi is a Polish born San Francisco based Digital Artist. His artworks are interactive, scalable, and multiplatform, giving anyone ability to shape them, and create their own. By building windows into the same universe Marpi provides an empty canvas where the art does not exist until people create it.

Marpi’s creative work revolves around building 3D worlds, creating immersive AR, Virtual Reality experiences, Interactive Art events, and storytelling in style and difference. Currently he is working with Obscura as Director of Web and Experiential Design, previously working on projects for clients including Disney, Google, Magic Leap, and Adobe.

His artwork has exhibited internationally including ArtFutura Roma, Contemporary Istanbul, Burning Man and Oregon Eclipse, has been publicly and professionally recognized, receiving nominations and winning several awards including Golden Lions, SXSW Interactive and .NET Magazine site of the year.
Christopher Schardt
Christopher Schardt has been creating large-scale sculptures since 2000, focusing on LEDs since 2014. He works mainly in aluminum and stainless steel. Schardt’s LED pieces are of various sizes and configurations, anywhere from 1,800 to 21,000 individually controllable LEDs. The animated imagery they display depends very much on the setting. Sometimes a slow, perhaps organic pattern is appropriate. Sometimes something photorealistic works better, particularly with closelyspaced LEDs. Other times, energetic, even psychedelic patterns are what is called-for. By accompanying these visuals with music, Schardt vastly increases their impact, and likes to incorporate this whenever possible. He seeks to create sights and sounds that delight and surprise, while staying in concert with the surrounding environment. INTERACTIVITY | LED Lab, the software that controls Schardt’s pieces can respond to various kinds of input: A live camera feed can be mixed into its animated output. It can respond to audio to modify such things as color, position, rotation, and image size. External hardware can send it signals to modify various parameters. IMMERSION | Many of Schardt’s pieces strive to be a place to BE. Rather than just coming up to Firmament, looking for a while at the pretty lights, and moving on, visitors would come, smile, sit down, and then lie down looking up at the lights, sometimes for hours. This piece had many nicknames like “Permanent”. Firmament transcended some art-role boundary. It stopped being just a thing of beauty and became an environment with an emotional impact - calmness, serenity, safety.

Christopher has an immersive installation currently up at The Midway Gallery for the Halation exhibition
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Venue Information:
The Midway
900 Marin Street
San Francisco, CA, 94124