Lasers! Video Art! DJs! And a giant, 20-foot inflatable cat head that projects crowd-sourced art out of its eyes! Laser Cat is coming to The Yards! Free and open to the public, this once in a lifetime event is not to be missed!

Laser Cat is a giant cat head with lasers for eyes that uses high-powered projectors to beam crowd-sourced personal art onto public buildings, in this case, the interior of the historic 200 Tingey Street Building. Laser Cat curates the art submitted, but it’s the public that fires it into public space. The viewer controls the content by pressing a giant button to change the art, lasers, and music. 

Laser Cat Washington, D.C. from Hungry Castle on Vimeo.

Friday evening will feature live DJ’s fueling the Laser Cat party, led by Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton, along with Adrian Loving and DJ Ayescold. Saturday evening’s party will project images produced by local artists, accompanied by beats from Laser Cat. On Saturday afternoon, Laser Cat will be open from 12 – 2pm for families to experience a mellower side of the inflatable feline.

A heated tent with a beer garden and other activities will be adjacent to the historic industrial building in which Laser Cat will be staged. 

Laser Cat was originally commissioned by the Art Directors Club and conceived by the creative team of Hungry Castle.  Laser Cat at The Yards is presented by WPA and Forest City with support from The JBG Companies.

Press Release

Location

The Yards
200 Tingey Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

Cost

Admission is Free

Dates

Friday & Saturday, February 20 & 21, 2015, 8–11pm
Saturday, February 20, 2015, 12–2pm

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