In October 2014, Luftwerk transformed Mies van der Rohe’s historic Farnsworth House into a revelatory canvas of light and sound through their installation titled “INsite”, resulting in a reanimation of our understanding and appreciation of an iconic architectural space. The four-night installation acted as an exploration into Mies van der Rohe’s architectural philosophy through a dynamic display of light, video-mapped in such a way as to engage the structure of the house, the fluidity of its transparent glass walls, and the organic – where natural form meets man’s geometry.
This fall, Matthew Rachman Gallery will present “INsite ONview” featuring artwork by Luftwerk and photography of the 2014 installation of “INsite” by Kate Joyce. INsite ONview is an exhibition of limited edition photographs and dynamic, kinetic ephemera based on the installation, its documentation, and further musings on the storied house.
The gallery will host an opening reception Friday, September 11 from 6 – 9 pm, at which all artists will be in attendance. The exhibition will run September 11 – November 8, 2015.
Matthew Rachman Gallery
is the aesthetic look or visual appeal of a location – lawn, porch, windows, door, roof – from the curb. For the 2015 Terrain Biennale – an exhibition occurring in multiple outdoor locations – Curb Appeal re-envisions the way people use their homes – lawn, porch, windows, door, roof – as potential intersections of community play, food production and artistic creation through artistic transformation. Jim Duignan has installed a seesaw, A Plea for Playgrounds, and podium; Public Podium for 6018North, to reimagine how front lawns and porches can be interactive playgrounds and community spaces. Luftwerk (Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero) have installed Degrees of Lightness in the windows, Sarah Mallin has transformed the roof into a garden, and Moises Salazar has created a community mural on the garage door using the front door color design of IIT architectural students (Dea Ivanovic, Meriem Sakrouhi and Luis Yanez) as a thread of color that connects back to front. Since the home is an icon of the American Dream, if we can rethink the way homes are used we can then reimagine how other spaces and resources are used.
Curb Appeal: August 23- September 30