Josh Pitts is a New Orleans-based artist who creates immersive and multi-sensory experiences. Light works emulating natural bioluminescence, ethereal soundscape installations, and large-scale puppet construction/performance are some of the ways he creates opportunities for delight and surprise through art.
Inspired by wild places, Josh seeks to share the sense of peace and wonder he experiences in nature through his work. Life in New Orleans is filled with spontaneity and celebration, and this finds its way into Josh’s work in enlivening ways.
In 2014, Josh founded Interrobang, a collaborative group that builds large-scale whimsical parade floats and fantastical interactive costumes that dazzle crowds in New Orleans. Interrobang has also increasingly become known for creating vibrant immersive art and live music events.
Experiments with bioluminescent-inspired lighting for Interrobang floats and costumes eventually led Josh to create his first light art sculpture in 2019 that integrated dynamic lighting design and a multi-channel soundscape. The original incarnation of the Ketleflower installation created such positivity amongst viewers that Josh has continued to evolve the work and find inspiration in the joy the flower brings to others.