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US Premiere

Oct 6–9, 2022 | 8:00pm-11:00pm

BOREALIS

by Dan Acher

Oct 6 – 9, 2022
8p-11p
Kendall/MIT Open Space, Kendall Square
FREE ADMISSION

Experience the magic of the Northern Lights right here in Cambridge.

BOREALIS is a three hour durational light and sound installation – visitors are invited to stay for as long as they like within this period, and are free to move around, to experience the constantly changing aurora from different viewpoints.

BOREALIS is a breath-taking experiential artwork by Swiss creator Dan Acher

Internationally celebrated for his unique blend of immersive visuals and cutting-edge technology, Acher recreates one of nature’s most profound and awe-inspiring phenomena in the sky over Kendall Square. Restore your sense of wonder at this unmissable event, free and open to the public, brought to you by Cambridge Science Festival.

Dan Acher is an international artivist based in Switzerland, an Ashoka Fellow and the founder of Happy City Lab.

Dan Acher is an international artivist based in Switzerland, an Ashoka Fellow and the founder of Happy City Lab. He uses cities as playgrounds to create a sense of belonging and community. At the center of his work is art as generator of social change across local and global communities; his city-wide installations create spaces where strangers come together and connect beyond their differences.


Dan has travelled widely exploring various cultures. He’s regularly invited to lead workshops and give talks on his work, which has featured in The Guardian, Slate, Vice/Creators Project, Mashable, UN Today, Financial Times and Creative Review amongst other international media.