Optic Flare



Optic Flare is a collective of experimental media artists with significant experience in creating light-based installations and performances in public spaces. The main project that celebrates the Panama Pacific International Exposition is the Engineers of Illumination Series is being presented until January of 2016 at their 678 Mission Street address on the windows of their bookstore. This projected light series happens every night from dusk to midnight and is a feast for the eyes and meditative experience that calls attention to lost landscapes and cultures. For other projects related to the PPIE centennial check out the individual artist’s websites.


Optic Flare strives to:

  • Increase awareness of the historical intersections between technology and the arts in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Organize a series of commemorative exhibits, installations, lectures, and dialogue about the creative uses of projection technology in 1915.
  • Organize a series of installations and performances showcasing the creative uses of projection technology in 2015.
  • Promote San Francisco's leading role in creative technologies and the contributions of artists to the cultural landscape of the Bay Area.
  • Experiment and showcase the magical possibilities of light and sound in public spaces in the spirit of the original PPIE.
  • Forge relationships between creative communities in the arts, sciences and technology sectors.
  • Forge relationships between civic entities and artists.

We seek community partnerships with arts, civic and business entities, and work to build relationships with other artists.

For more information, contact us.