Geometry in Space

November 11

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Opening Gala of Star Wars and the Power of Costume Opening Gala at the Denver Art Museum.

Artist Talk November 7th College of DuPage

The College of DuPage Visiting Artist Series provides opportunities for the community to engage with leaders in the field of contemporary art, design, and culture. Through lectures, conversations, and workshops a diverse range of art professionals offer students with new perspectives on contemporary artistic practices. The series is hosted by the Fine Arts program in collaboration with the Cleve Carney Art Gallery.

November 7: Luftwerk

McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 205, 11 to 11:50 a.m.

Corner of a Square

September 20

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September 20th 2016 – February 25th 2017

As part of The Arts Club’s ongoing series of garden projects, Luftwerk draws upon the architecture of the club, in particular the staircase designed by Mies van der Rohe, to create a light installation that activates the garden during the day and night.

The Arts Club of Chicago

Mauerschau | Bayerische Staatsoper

June 10

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Eine Oper über Heinrich von Kleists “Penthesilea”

Münchner Opernfestspiele
Donnerstag, 30. Juni 2016
20.00 Uhr – 21.30 Uhr
Reithalle

Commissioned by the Bayerische Staatsoper, and composed by Hauke Berheide with libretto and mise-en-scène by Amy Stebbins, Luftwerk was invited to design the stage and video content for the re-imagining of Heinrich von Kleist’s Penthesilea—a drama from 1808—where war is raging, and no one can remember who is fighting whom or for what reason.

For Mauerschau, Luftwerk references the communication imagery of war through the abstraction of Morse code, graphic camouflage and distorted imagery; the video content erasing any certainty of distance while the mise-en-scène takes on sculptural constellations and choreographies within these tableaux. Projected upon multiple translucent screens, the stage-space seemingly expands infinitely into the distance. What viewer perception is barely grasped is at once immediately lost, and in Mauerschau, reality fragments and eventually shatters.

Bayerische Staatsoper

 

Reviews:

“A jewel of the Munich Oper Festival …. The massively applauded premiere of this in no way conceptually simple work had a lot to offer for both eye and ear. It is an encouragement to the Munich Opera, which path to follow in the present day.”

Die Deutsche Bühne

Süddeutsche Zeitung

solarise: a sea of all colors | upcoming program

May 09

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May 25 | Children’s Film Night, presented by the Goethe-Institut Chicago
June 22 | Summer Solstice: Luftwerk x Perrier Concert Series with Owen Clayton Condon
August 24 | Children’s Film Night, presented by the Goethe-Institut Chicago
September 22 | solarise Closing Reception

All programming takes place on Wednesday evenings 6pm – 8pm, admission is free

The Garfield Park Conservatory is located at 300 N Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60624

Luftwerk x Perrier Concert Series

January 17

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Luftwerk and Perrier invite you to a series of concerts throughout 2016 featuring longtime Luftwerk collaborator, musician and composer Owen Clayton Condon. The series is free, open to the public, and sponsored in part by Perrier.

On January 20, 6–8pm, Condon will perform live at Garfield Park Conservatory coinciding with the ongoing ‘Wednesday Evening Activations,’ which showcase the illumination of solarise: a sea of all colors exhibition. Using plant materials from the Conservatory’s collection, Condon composed the original music that accompanies Prismatic—the suspended sculpture in the Desert House—by manipulating and recording the fronds and needles of plants.