Field Trip Fridays: light at KANEKO

We’re exploring our community and experiencing the sights, sounds, creativity and tastes that typify our region. This month, Eric Francis and his son, Wyatt, take over the blog as they embark on their own Field Trip Friday.

light at KANEKO is an interactive and visual art experience that allows us to explore the emotional ties and science behind light. Each piece was hand-picked and curated in house.

Taking my youngest to art displays and museums is always an interesting exercise. We like to play a game where I ask him to identify one thing he likes about each exhibit and articulate what it is. No rules. No guidelines. It can be anything from a composition to a feeling.

Naturally, as a photographer, the light exhibit is very interesting. It pretty much covers every characteristic light can display. Audience participation is a must as you move throughout and interact with each display. Escape into a cocoon light hut or create your own masterpiece with UNO’s giant unofficial light brite replica.

The focal exhibit, and probably the most recognizable (it has been nicknamed the “selfie capitol of Omaha”) is Triph by Circus Family, an audiovisual design studio in Amsterdam. Inspired by Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, this installation allows you be immersed in the light and sound, creating a sense of peace and tranquility. Motion sensors placed throughout make the exhibit come to life. Each light pattern is uniquely coded with no two sequences being the same.


Another highlight includes Refik Anadol’s Infinity Room – a fully immersive experience where the state of consciousness and physical self is transformed.

light runs until March 23 and is free and open to the public. Don’t miss this opportunity to see, experience and think about light in a different light (pun intended).

About Eric Francis

Freelance editorial and commercial content provider serving local, regional, national, and international clients ranging from the Fortune 500 to Mom and Pop around the corner. I’m a father, husband, friend, coach and a man who enjoys the simple, everyday things in life. There is beauty in all of the little daily moments that I fear most people miss searching for the big moments.


KANEKO is an art & culture nonprofit with the mission to encourage and explore creativity through exhibitions, performances, lectures and education.

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