Wet Heat Project has developed a singular new public exhibition space initiated by Miami International Airport’s Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs: WAYPOINT
WAYPOINT at MIA is a dedicated HD videowall located in a busy international terminal in an airport with annual traffic of more than 40 million passengers. The opening program is a collection of Wet Heat Project documentary excerpts that each capture the studio production practice of an artist in painting, sculpture and multi-media, as well as two action-oriented films about the making of interior / exterior installation commissions designed to elevate the experience of a public area.
Future programming will include video artwork developed especially for the site, an art space with demanding parameters: there is no audio playback to compete with the loud ambience of an airport, and the content of the work must find a path of strong viewer engagement without disturbing and provocative images. Some viewers are in transition as they disembark and engage the videowall for only a moment; others are awaiting flights and watch the videowall for long stretches of time (a Starbucks with table seating faces the site).
In the coming art seasons we will be creating new documentary content and curating video artwork into this unique presentation venue.