Boerum Hill/ Gowanus

Gowanus bridge turning into a light show for 2 weeks

smith-9th street bridge
BYO Pink Floyd. via Flickr user Timmy Caldwell

When was the last time you went to a laser light show, that youthful rite of hand holding and possibly making out passage (we’ve never actually been). If you feel like it’s been too long, you’re in luck, because Brownstoner notes that for two weeks starting tonight, the same group that re-lit the Kentile Floors sign is projecting a “light sculpture” on to the side of the Smith-9th Street Bridge in Gowanus. For once, the strange lights in the sky won’t be an LSD flashback, which is nice.

Well, maybe it’d be wrong to call this a laser light show, that’s probably too crude a term for what’s being presented as art, so what do we know. Beyond the facts, which are that each night, the side of the bridge will have a constantly changing colorful light pattern projected on to it, courtesy of the Vanderbilt Republic.

The show, called Spectrum II, starts tonight and runs through January 23, so if you feel like freezing your butt off to see some pretty lights, you’ve got a few days to pick from. That being said, while we know nothing about art, we do know a thing or two about standing around outside staring at stuff, so we have to wonder why this couldn’t have happened in the summer.

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