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Experience the power and beauty of the sun through SUN STOMP: a solar powered LED display and interactive audio-visual environment that premiered at Light City Baltimore, April 14-21, 2018.

About Sun Stomp

Experience the power and beauty of the sun through Sun Stomp; a solar powered light and interactive audio-visual environment. The monumental scaffolding sculpture features an interactive projection on one side and a solar array of sixteen 290 watt solar panels on the other. Electrical Energy is collected during the day and stored as Chemical Energy in a Battery Bank which provides electricity to the colorful array of LED neon lights illuminating the structure after dark. Participants are invited to stomp on the bleacher footboards to trigger sun-inspired visuals and amplified sounds of the Sun sourced from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Solar and Storage Statistics

  • Sun Stomp features 527 feet of LED lighting.
  • All 16 solar panels provide 4,640 Watts per sun hour or 23,200 Watts per day in April.
  • The average home in Baltimore uses 7,546 kilowatts per year; the same amount of electricity produced by these 16 solar panels and stored by the Battery Bank.
  • The 16 solar panels installed on a home would save $1,052 annually in electricity charges.
  • During Light City the Sun Stomp solar panels will prevent 200 pounds of CO2 emissions from local electricity generation.

About the Sun Stomp Collective

The Baltimore-based Sun Stomp Collective brings expertise in solar energy, interactive media, and participatory environments. Matthew Weaver has over a decade of experience in renewable energy engineering, including hydrogen and solar; and grassroots organizing around social justice and sustainability. Mark Brown is a video artist, DJ, curator, and AV expert at the Peabody Conservatory. His video work embraces the Internet as both gallery and medium, creating new works from the cracks, glitches, and fall-out of digital realities. Graham Coreil-Allen is a public artist and organizer making cities more inclusive and livable through public art, radical walking tours, and civic engagement.

Bring Sun Stomp to your City or Event!

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Contact the artists

Sun Stomp was produced by public art and placemaking agency Graham Projects. Contact Graham Projects to find out how the Sun Stomp Collective can light up your event with our educational, solar-powered, and participatory audio/video environment:

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Facebook: @sunstomp

Instagram: @sunstomp

Twitter: @sunstomp24



Sun Stomp original location:
McKeldin Square

101 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

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Thank You to Our Supporters

The Sun Stomp Collective could not have created this project without the generous help of our friends and family. Much love and appreciation to the following supporters: Carrie Fucile, Alicia Puglionesi, Alexa Richardson, M.J. Coreil, Petri, Michael Campola, Evan Merkel, & John Duda.
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