The live feed runs all day, with soundtrack, and a ceremony is held every evening at 8:30pm. WaterFire Providence announces the creation of a new art installation in the WaterFire Arts Center.
Surrounding the solitary brazier are a field of luminaria, each memorializing a Rhode Island soul lost to COVID-19. Each evening at 8:30 p.m., when we would be gathering by the fires on the river, we will light and set out an additional luminaria for each life reported lost that day.
The WaterFire Beacon of Hope is a live 24/7 dynamic art installation created by the WaterFire Providence team, under the artistic direction of founder and executive artistic director, Barnaby Evans. Due to stay-at-home orders, the WaterFire Beacon of Hope can currently only be experienced over the Internet.
The installation comprises a solitary illuminated WaterFire brazier in the main hall of the WaterFire Arts Center surrounded by a field of luminaria, each memorializing a Rhode Island soul lost to COVID-19. The installation, which also includes a field of stars overhead and WaterFire soundtrack, can be experienced 24 hours a day and cast to viewer’s TVs.
The effect is different during daylight hours.