The Global Rainbow by Yvette Mattern

The Global Rainbow by Yvette MatternNovember 28 – December 3, 8pm-12am – Biscayne Bay

Lionheart Capital, a Miami-based global real estate development and capital investment firm, as well as the developers for The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, has commissioned Yvette Mattern, a New York and Berlin based visual artist whose work has been exhibited internationally, to create an incredible large‐scale public art light installation during Art Basel entitled, The Global Rainbow. Poetic, magical and powerful, The Global Rainbow encompasses the skyline. Its viewing perspective will be as ephemeral as viewing a natural rainbow. Theoretically and symbolically, its presentation is set to encompass geographical and social diversity in its reach.

Inspired by a life changing rainbow in 2007, Mattern’s exploration of light over the years has brought this massive jeweled beauty to life to create a natural yet unmatched experience. Launching on Monday, November 28, the tranquil installation which incorporates custom lasers, will begin atop Lionheart Capital’s Office in the Design District and transcend over The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach  landing over Biscayne Bay onto the ocean. The rainbow will be highly visible throughout the Design District and over 41st street from 8 PM – 12 AM, concluding on Saturday, December 3.

Architecturally, with light serving as the overarching inspiration for The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, the installation celebrates Piero Lissoni’s philosophy and connection to Miami’s quality of light – elegant, simple and sophisticated.  The special artwork will beam seven rays of laser light representing the color spectrum of a natural rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. The 170 W power laser light projection will remain within parallel horizontal lines creating a natural perspective and horizon arc simulating a natural rainbow. With a trajectory or viewing spectrum of up to 60 KM, please see below for its path. #RitzRainbow