Purring Tiger is a local multicultural, multimedia, interactive installation/performance group, led by choreographer/installation artist Kiori Kawai and composer/new media artist Aaron Sherwood. Its innovative work has been seen at Burning Man, at Federation Quare in Melbourne, Australia and at various experimental venues across the US, including the Cameron Arts Museum in North Carolina and Canal Convergence in Arizona.
Now Purring Tiger brings its interactive installation Micro to Kingston, with an exhibition at T. R. Gallo Park on the Rondout waterfront in Kingston, August 12 through 14. Micro consists of 200 translucent balls of different sizes, each ball containing a speaker and a colored LED. When a ball is touched it generates a unique sound and lights up with one of five different colors. As people play with the balls they are engulfed by a symphony of lights and sounds surrounding them on all sides.
There will be two short dance performances with the installation as well, on Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. T. R. Gallo Park’s hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., 12 noon to 10 p.m. on Sundays. For more information on Purring Tiger and Micro, visit www.purringt.com.