In the summer of 2016, Mr. Schardt completed a commission for the ArtPrize Festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 32 LED strips were suspended just underwater, the image they displayed gently wigging in the current. He enjoyed creating a piece that interacted with the river - the heart and soul of the city. He also gained valuable experience working with city government and other entities.
The computer program that controls the piece is LED Lab an iPad app that allows any image or video file to be used in creating animations. (City/country-specific imagery can be integrated into the performance.) This app is available on the Apple iTunes Store