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Innovative Italian art installation illuminates downtown Houston development

Created by Italian art studio Quiet Ensemble, Solar Dust comes to Houston via Austria. Photo via

Experiencing art is no longer about just looking at paintings on a wall or sculptures on a stand. It's also about being immersed in the works, seeing them from all sides.

That's exactly what Solar Dust offers. The new immersive work will make its U.S. debut at POST Houston's Art Club, a black box art exhibition space and nightlife experience inside the downtown mixed-use development, food hall, and gathering spot.

Created by Italian art studio Quiet Ensemble, Solar Dust comes to Houston via Austria. Opening June 1, the pop-up exhibition features the immersive artwork exploring light, sound, and the interconnectedness of nature and technology.

In Solar Dust, state-of-the-art lasers fire at a mass of steel-filament tulle, animating an ever-shifting series of shadows that creates the illusion of suspended particles in space. Exhibit visitors are invited to contemplate the delicate balance between light and dark, sound and silence, order and chaos.

"We are thrilled about Solar Dust's US debut at POST in Houston, a global city renowned for its rich and diverse arts scene, which provides the perfect backdrop for our unconventional work,” said Nicolas Roziecki of Quiet Ensemble in a statement. “Solar Dust is not an immersive artwork; it's a captivating light installation that transforms an exhibition space into a celestial realm. We invite visitors and Houstonians alike to embark on this journey and immerse themselves in the allure of a three-dimensional glowing structure, evocative of celestial light dust."

In addition to showcasing the unique work, the pop-up exhibit also serves to introduce Houston to POST's Art Club concept, which officially debuts this fall in the venue's X Atrium. Expect a mash-up of programming and exhibits that borrow from nightclubs and art galleries. Sprawling across 40,000 square feet, the Art Club takes a fresh approach to limited-engagement installations by bringing a rotating roster of light and digital media artists and designers from around the world. The first season will be announced early this fall.

In the meantime, those wishing to see Solar Dust may do so for $7 via Eventbrite.


This article originally ran on CultureMap.

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