Shimon Attie's Night Watch

Saturday, September 18 • 7:15–7:35 p.m. PT

Pier 15: Free outdoor viewing from the walkway at the edge of the Bay

Come view Night Watch, a floating, media arts installation by Shimon Attie that will activate and animate the San Francisco Bay from September 17 to 19 raising awareness around issues of immigration and the need for safe harbor for political asylum seekers. Night Watch, features twelve, close-up video portraits of refugees who were granted political asylum in the United States.

The silently displayed images largely feature members of international LGBTQ+ communities, and unaccompanied minors who fled violence and discrimination in their homelands of Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Peru, and Russia. Displayed on a 20 foot-wide, high-resolution LED screen, the portraits will travel aboard a slow-moving barge to allow for on shore public viewing. The barge will pause for a 20 minute viewing at the Exploratorium’s Pier 15.

Over forty organizations have partnered to support and program around the Night Watch art event, which is co-produced by BOXBLUR at Catherine Clark Gallery and the Immersive Art Alliance. For complete listings of viewing sites, activations, programs, and partners visit the project webpage.

Photo: Shimon Attie, Night Watch (Norris with Sunset), 2018. Originally produced by in New York City.