The Drift has been developing an event series in Pittsburgh called H3O. In this series, we present a single evening performance along the Allegheny River that includes architectural scale video projections, live music, and interactive art that is free and open to the public. For our last event we selected and commissioned video animations from 13 artists from Pittsburgh and around the world to project onto the facade of the Veteran's Bridge along the North Shore Allegheny Trail. For this free event we had over 200 people in attendance.
For our upcoming H3O/OO3 event, we are partnering with Venture Outdoors to provide a custom guided night paddle for kayakers to explore our event on the water in addition to the audience that will congregate on shore. We are also partnering with the Center for Urban Intervention Research, who will be providing all technical equipment for the event.
We have contacted and confirmed with 10 visual artists that will be providing animations and interactive video, as well as musicians Elysia Crampton (Sacramento) and Jono Mi Lo (Pittsburgh) that will be providing a live score for the visual content.
We hope to inspire our community by presenting the most compelling and innovative artwork of our time in this incredibly unique context on the river. Over half of our participating artists and musicians are female identified and/or people of color. Visual and musical content will be designed for an all ages audience, exploring the fluidity of identity in the digital age and how we relate to water in the era of climate-change.
Funded by Pittsburgh, PA (September 2015)