Posted by Lauren Albrecht on Art Nerd.
Chicago Art Nerds, mark your calendars for Monday, June 24 at 9:30 pm for the unveiling of Marco Nereo Rotelli‘s awesome new Light Installation on the Chicago Field Museum! During the luminous event, the massive projection on the north and west façade of the Field Museum will be visible from nearby streets, buildings, parks and passersby.
Free and Open to the Public, the Light and Sound Installation will Transform the Façade of the Field Museum into the Poetic World of Dante’s “Divine Comedy” as Part of the Year of Italian Culture in the United States. The installation will be created by Marco Nereo Rotelli, an Italian artist best known for his large-scale installations as past editions of the Venice Biennale.
“Divina Natura” will incorporate projected text and images that will interact with the building’s classical architectural elements, taking attendees on a voyage that delves into the mind of the medieval Italian poet, Dante, and his struggle through the sinful circles of hell in the “Inferno,” the first section of the poem.
The event will incorporate spoken word with readings by respected poets, both in English and a variety of global tongues. Ana Castillo (Spanish), Giusseppe Conte (Italian), Osama Esber (Arabic), Arica Hilton (Turkish), Reginald Gibbons (Portuguese), Elise Paschen (French), Lia Siamou (Greek), Thomas Haskell Simpson (English) and Chana Zelig (Hebrew.) The poets, organized by Arica Hilton, will each choose a key verse from Dante to develop a contemporary work that resonates with today’s audience. The sonic atmosphere will include a soundtrack by soprano Karolina Dvorakova and a soundtrack by Adrian Leverkuhn and Thomas Masters.
Venue Website: http://www.iicchicago.esteri.it/IIC_Chicago
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