This internationally celebrated exhibit of 25, six-foot tall, pivoting prisms will be staged in a few strategic, outdoor areas of the downtown footprint. The installation’s prisms are made of panels laminated with a dichromic film that transmits and reflects every color in the rainbow.
The Toronto-based, architectural firm RAW Design is responsible for the conception and execution of this art project, in collaboration with ATOMIC3. Prismatica made its debut in 2014 at the Place des Festivals in Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles, where 50 pivoting prisms transformed that outdoor space into a giant kaleidoscope. Since then, Prismatica has been on a world tour, lighting up 26 cities in five countries, so far—to include Houston, Jerusalem, Israel, London, England, Lugano, Switzerland, Montreal, New York City and now Fayetteville, North Carolina.