PABST BLUE RIBBON AND WIDE AWAKE CREATIVE ANNOUNCE NEW INTERACTIVE ART POP-UP COMING TO SAN ANTONIO’S AZTEC THEATRE NEXT MONTH
Pabst Brewing Company and Wide Awake are excited to announce a new interactive art pop-up at the Aztec Theatre in downtown San Antonio next month. The art experience titled In Living Pixels will feature seven San Antonio-based artists’ creative interpretations of the digital and natural world around them. The pop-up is free to the public and takes place April 9-15.
In Living Pixels is a series of immersive and interactive installations that allow guests to have a multi-dimensional view of themselves and the spaces around them. The artists and collectives featured in the exhibition are Wide Awake, Chris Sauter, Natalia Rocafuerte, Charlie Kitchen, Domeinic Jimenez and Ryan Hunter. In Living Pixels will contain five separate installations:
- Garden Party – Wide Awake + Dom Jimenez
- Guests will be surrounded by neon flowers, greenery and more as they are invited to sit in retro lounge chairs while their faces are projected on vintage TV sets, though their bodies appear as they are, making for a great photo opportunity.
- Let’s Meet Up – Wide Awake + Alan Weissling Pallares
- Guests can catch their reflections in 18 large mirrored security domes as they seesaw back and forth.
- Rainbow Xscape – Natalia Rocafuerte + Dom Jimenez
- The installation will use cameras mounted on top of televisions and throughout the space that project images onto selected screens, while morphing the images through various color gradients.
- Knowing and Seeing – Chris Sauter
- The installation features a freestanding room with circular holes scattered through the walls allowing light to filter through the space creating a mildly hallucinogenic effect. The installation aims to inspire viewers to question their perceptions and the way they take in information.
- Unnamed – Charlie Kitchen
- Charlie Kitchen will use nature and optical illusions to create a space that makes guests look differently at the natural world.
Artist bios can be found here.
In addition to the installations, In Living Pixels will also feature the Creators Lab, a space where two creators provide experiential engagements inspired by the installations including nail art and aura photography. The Creators Lab is available on the opening weekend only (April 9-10) for the first three hours each day.
In Living Pixels will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. each day and will take place in the Aztec Theatre located at 104 N St Mary’s St. in downtown San Antonio. The exhibit is free to experience, but time slots must be reserved to ensure a limited capacity in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Masks will be required to walk through the installations.
Tickets can be reserved online at https://www.universe.com/users/pabst-blue-ribbon-ZNK9H5 . In Living Pixels will also feature local DJs from Midnight Swim during operating hours and a bar on the upper deck of the theatre.
About Pabst Brewing Company:
Since 1844, Pabst has been American-owned and operated, and is North America’s largest privately held brewing company. Pabst’s portfolio includes iconic brands with deep ties to American heritage, such as its flagship Pabst Blue Ribbon and others such as Lone Star, Rainier and Old Style. Their people and their brands are committed to embracing change and making a positive impact on the communities we serve. For more information about Pabst, please visit www.pabst.com
About Wide Awake:
Wide Awake creates and produces experiential and immersive art shows and specializes in connecting artists with community-driven brands. Founded by two San Antonio natives, Paloma Cortez and Pamela Rachél, Wide Awake has collaborated with a wide range of local and global partners to create engaging and thought provoking work. Mantra – “We believe in taking risks and cultivating experiences that inspire each of us to stay curious and connect on a human level.”