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SHIFT

78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
September 14th, 2013 - January 5th, 2014

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
EMAIL:  
dcase@cityofchicago.org
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Thu 9-7; Fri-Sat 9-6; Sun 10-6
TAGS:  
installation

DESCRIPTION

For more than 10 years, Chicago-based collaborative Luftwerk has been examining the relationship between light, form, and material through the development of large-scale, site-specific installations using projected video. Their latest new media installation “Shift” incorporates three distinct, yet interconnected works to immerse viewers in a heightened experience of sight, color, and sound.

Luftwerk’s interest in the basic relationship between color and light and how light and darkness determine how our eyes perceive color served as the driving force behind the creation of “Shift.” During a residency at the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University (IEA), Luftwerk began to research color theory in earnest and study the work of artists including Josef Albers and theorists such as Johannes Itten and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Through “Shift,” Luftwerk has amplified their visual language: Color, motion, and interaction are illuminated and demonstrated through the medium of projected light.