Justin Brookhart of BLINK: How Art Invigorates Cities Culturally and Economically
World-building is the practice of bringing imagined environments to life, and it’s become a major part of artmaking today. With rapid advancements in emerging technology, artists are now able to create fully immersive artworks that transport viewers to another place.
Enter BLINK, the nation’s largest light, art, and projection mapping experience, which returns to downtown Cincinnati this October for the first time since 2019. At the intersection of new technology and innovative art, BLINK embodies the spirit of world-building and brings artists together to create their own unique environments within the Cincinnati cityscape.
Today, Today, host Scott “Sourdough” Power speaks to the event’s first executive director, Justin Brookhart, to learn more about the 2022 installment of BLINK and how a large-scale immersive art experience like this not only invigorates the City of Cincinnati but provides a major economic boost to the region.
With a background in the film and film-adjacent festival and production industry, Justin is equipped to organize an art event on this scale. In today’s episode he offers us insight into the logistics behind BLINK and some of the incredible artists participating this year. Tune into our illuminating conversation with Justin to learn more about this incredible event.
BLINK runs October 13 – 16 in Cincinnati, OH. For specific times, locations, and prices, please visit BLINK here.