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Luminous Field: Cloud Gate Chicago

February 10-20 | Millennium Park

Chicago is indeed a great place to live. There is always something interesting to see and or take in. So what’s the latest that’s tipping the cool factor scales? Read on…

This February, Millennium Park is transformed into a digital canvas of light and geometrical form with its first-ever site-specific video and sound installation by the Chicago-based artistic ensemble Luftwerk. Created specifically for Millennium Park, the installation will illuminate Cloud Gate – aka “The Bean” and its surrounding plaza with dramatic images and colors set to music (see photo gallery below).

Luftwerk is the collaborative vision of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero. By merging video and light with material, surface, and structure, they shape content into an immersive sculptural experience. Their work illuminates the realm of special events, stage, gallery and public venue. Both artists are graduates of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and have worked together for over ten years, forming Luftwerk in 2007.

*Free family programs, concerts and dance performances complement the installation in an adjacent heated tent.

Luminous Field will be on view on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 – 10 PM, and Sunday – Thursday evenings from 6 – 9 PM.

Don’t miss this one!


Click on any image to view the slide show. Use arrows to navigate or esc.


Photo Credits: Milosh Kosanovich, Rasidel Slika, Jim Watkins, Carl Larson & Barry Grau.

2 responses

  1. pureseeing

    Fantastic post and images, wish I could be on the next plane to see it live! Many thanks for the wonderful artistic inspiration one simply doesn’t find on other major sites in this genre!

    February 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm

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