An implicit call to action, WAKE UP is a reactive light sculpture made of vertically organized fluorescent bulbs that react to the presence of a person.
As the viewer approaches the piece, random light patterns are produced. As they get closer, the patterns get more intense and finally deliver the full message.
This piece was presented at MLK50, an exhibition commemorating the 50 years of Martin Luther King’s speech “I have a dream”, presented during Black History Month in Place des Arts, Montreal.
WAKE UP acts as a steadfast reminder that links past and future, calling on the audience to reflect and ask themselves if things actually got better since that historic speech, and how much harder we still need to push to eradicate discrimination and achieve real equality.