Fairgrounds St. Pete, Tampa Bay’s first and only immersive art and technology experience, will unveil a new installation titled Myriad Loops by internationally acclaimed South Florida artist Francesco Lo Castro on Thursday, January 27, 2022.
Located just inside the main entrance to Fairgrounds St. Pete, Lo Castro’s artwork transports visitors to the Fairgrounds St. Pete universe. Myriad Loops features 360-degree projection-mapped animation in Lo Castro’s unique visual style as well as a soundtrack he composed.
“Art that incorporates technology to enhance audience experience is something we’re passionate about,” said Mikhail Mansion, Fairgrounds St. Pete CTO and Co-Founder. “Francesco Lo Castro’s artwork is an incredible addition that combines the two beautifully. We’re very excited to share it with the Tampa Bay community.”
“Making work that explores the boundaries between art and technology has been a decade-long practice of mine,” said Francesco Lo Castro, Fairgrounds St. Pete artist. “Thoughtful implementation of emerging technologies can considerably enhance the capability to create a truly powerful art experience.”
Inaugural Fairgrounds St. Pete artist, Lo Castro, has made a name for himself as a prolific artist with diverse technical range. His work has been exhibited internationally and featured in numerous publications. Based on the storied phenomenon of hurricanes, Lo Castro’s vision with Myriad Loops is to place the viewer in the eye of a storm, to be carried away into an abstract vortex of geometry and light. As guests make their way into Fairgrounds St. Pete, they will be immersed in Lo Castro’s dynamic installation and feel as though they are being transported to another world.
“Myriad Loops is a highly anticipated addition to our immersive experience,” said Liz Dimmitt, Fairgrounds St. Pete CEO and Co-Founder. “We are committed to continuing to enhance the guest experience by regularly adding new and compelling artwork to Fairgrounds St. Pete.”
Fairgrounds St. Pete, a woman and veteran-owned local business, had its Grand Opening on December 16, 2021 at The Factory St. Pete.
“Guests are sure to be amazed when they step into Myriad Loops,” said Olivia Mansion, Fairgrounds St. Pete Director of Communications and Co-Founder. “We’re excited to share in the joy and wonder that Fairgrounds St. Pete guests are going to experience within this incredible new installation.”
Myriad Loops can be experienced the weekend of January 27, 2022 onward. Timed tickets can be purchased in advance at www.fairgrounds.art.
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