Water Street Tampa is set to immerse itself in interactive art with two internationally renowned pop-up installations. Starting next week, Tampa will host the captivating creations of Netherlands-based Studio Roosegaarde: Waterlicht and Dune, thanks to the collaborative efforts of developer Strategic Property Partners and local gallery CASS Contemporary. From October 6 to 29, visitors can view Dune, while Waterlicht takes the stage from October 27 to 29.
With their unique and interactive displays, Waterlicht and Dune will captivate audiences for the first time in Florida. Dune, making only its second appearance in the United States, employs hundreds of interactive LED light and sound fibers that respond dynamically to the movements of passersby. Meanwhile, Waterlicht combines LED lighting, sophisticated software, and precision lenses to replicate the otherworldly sensation of being submerged underwater. Originally designed to raise water awareness, Waterlicht has graced prestigious venues such as the UN Headquarters and Columbia University.
Water Street Tampa’s dedication to public art is underscored by these acclaimed exhibits, which join an impressive collection of permanent public art. The neighborhood has solidified its reputation as an artistic haven, featuring site-specific works by artists like Jim Campbell, Jason Bruges Studio, Tavares Strachan, Bosco Sodi, and more. Notably, Water Street Tampa previously hosted Tampa Fresh Foods, a site-specific pop-up installation by the celebrated felt artist Lucy Sparrow, to great acclaim last year.