Woven Together | 4900 S Ashland, Chicago

4900 S. Ashland Viaduct, Chicago

Woven Together in collaboration with Gloria Talamantes transforms the 49th and Ashland Viaduct at 4900 S. Ashland Avenue into a mural of light. This mural illuminates the pedestrian thoroughfare with a design directly inspired by colors and patterns created by the residents of the neighborhood. Woven Together celebrates the rich history and diverse community of Back of the Yards.

Requiem: A White Wanderer | Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Requiem: A White Wanderer, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago, IL February 2020

Requiem: A White Wanderer is an ongoing investigation into the rapid disintegration of the Antarctic ice shelf. Inspired by Larsen-C, a 120-mile long crack along the Antarctic ice shelf that broke into a trillion-ton iceberg in 2017, White Wanderer translates seismic data from an ailing iceberg, connecting this remote place to an emotional artistic experience to deepen public understanding of the connection between climate change and sea level rise. Consisting of two interrelated components, a musical performance developed in collaboration with Katherine Young, and an immersive sound installation amplified from the latticed Jay Pritzker Pavilion sound system. From the great lawn of Millennium park, audiences experienced a sound score similar to the way aquatic animals, like whales, might experience a calving iceberg, with the sounds of its disintegration reverberating throughout the ocean. 

Occurrence of Light | Calgary

Occurrence of Light, 707 Fifth – Manulife Place, Calgary, Canada

Inspired by the phenomena of the aurora borealis, colored lights shimmering across the night sky, Occurrence of Light mimics the cosmic event. At once a static sculpture and a dynamic composition, the piece is enlivened with compressed rhythms of fluid imagery. 
The video imagery — computer manipulated light refractions — is connected to live streaming data of the region’s geomagnetic activity, which influences the speed and color palette of the video. 
The data is provided by the Aurorawatch service and the CARISMA magnetometer network, both of which are operated by the Space Physics group at the University of Alberta. CARISMA is part of the 
“Geospace Observatory” program funded by the Canadian Space Agency.

707 Fifth – Manulife Place is designed by SOM. Occurrence of Light is Luftwerk’s first permanently integrated light sculpture.

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