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Walter Productions 

ORB 

On display November 4–13, 2022

Scottsdale, Arizona 

Ten years ago, we existed in a place far, far from here. Together we’ve all taken this unimaginably complex ride on our planet through the expanding universe. Looking back through time, we see a reflection of ourselves as we were then … together … floating on the ORB. This artwork consists of 10 metal spheres—each outfitted with flame effects and a band of LEDs—floating on the Arizona Canal. During the daytime, ORB glimmers in the sun, and at night, it comes alive not only with fire performances, but also with a variety of light sequences and patterns generated by each sphere’s LED equator. The LEDs can be controlled by the public between fire performances via an interactive kiosk on the Marshall Way Bridge. Then, at regular intervals throughout the event, ORB will ignite, shooting flames 30 feet into the air and creating choreographed fire shows set to music. 

Biography 

Walter Productions has been delivering experiential artistic entertainment for more than a decade and is best known for its fleet of art cars led by Walter the Bus. Much of that time has been spent touring across the country, producing numerous events across the nation for companies like SpaceX, Google, Twitter, and Zappos, as well as festivals for Live Nation, Superfly, and Insomniac. Now the team is putting down deep roots here in the Valley. Since 2009, Walter Productions has been part of the Scottsdale art scene, and the Walter family of companies includes the 501c3 not-for-profit Walter Hive, Walter Station Brewery, the Walter Where?House, and Walter Studios. This is the fifth consecutive year Walter Productions has brought art, fire, and lights to the Scottsdale Waterfront for Canal Convergence.

Walter Productions was invited to participate in the 2022 Canal Convergence as a returning artist in celebration of our 10th anniversary. Walter Productions first exhibited at Canal Convergence in 2018 with Floatus. Walter Productions has returned each year with a new artwork: Water Serpent in 2019, Information Flow in 2020, and Floom in 2021. 

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