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Justin Brookhart of BLINK: How Art Invigorates Cities Culturally and Economically
Episode 19111th October 2022 • Not Real Art • Crewest Studio
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World-building is the practice of bringing imagined environments to life, and it’s become a major part of artmaking today. With rapid advancements in emerging technology, artists are now able to create fully immersive artworks that transport viewers to another place. 

Enter BLINK, the nation’s largest light, art, and projection mapping experience, which returns to downtown Cincinnati this October for the first time since 2019. At the intersection of new technology and innovative art, BLINK embodies the spirit of world-building and brings artists together to create their own unique environments within the Cincinnati cityscape. 

Today, host Scott “Sourdough” Power speaks to the event’s first executive director, Justin Brookhart, to learn more about the 2022 installment of BLINK and how a large-scale immersive art experience like this not only invigorates the City of Cincinnati but provides a major economic boost to the region. 

With a background in the film and film-adjacent festival and production industry, Justin is equipped to organize an art event on this scale. In today’s episode he offers us insight into the logistics behind BLINK and some of the incredible artists participating this year. Tune into our illuminating conversation with Justin to learn more about this incredible event. 

BLINK runs October 13 - 16 in Cincinnati, OH. For specific times, locations, and prices, please visit BLINK here

In Today's Episode

Justin and Scott discuss...

  • Why generous support for the arts in any city is important
  • The amazing artworks and installations visitors can anticipate at BLINK 2022
  • A few of the incredible artists participating in the event this year
  • What to expect from BLINK’s first-ever drone show
  • How BLINK approaches the inclusion of more thought-provoking artwork within this context
  • How emerging technology intersects with innovative art to create an experience like this
  • The economic impact of an event like this, and the interest it’s received from other cities
  • The global appeal of large-scale immersive art experiences
  • A shout out to organizations like ArtsWave that support the arts community in Cincinnati
  • Tools and resources available to visitors to help them navigate BLINK

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