Reinterpreting Space Through Light and Color
A little over a year ago, the artists of Chicago Luftwerk, together with Mas Context, transformed the mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Montjuïc using light, in the framework of the Festival Llum BCN ’19. A number of red lasers formed a new three-dimensional networks inviting the visitor to walk around the Pavilion’s spaces in a completely unprecedented way, along with the acoustic composition by Oriol Tarragó
Later, the experience was adapted to the Farnsworth House and the McCormick House, both close to Chicago and also the work of Mies van der Rohe.
The Fransworth House in Plano, Illinois, is located on the banks of the Fox River, from which it suffers its flooding. Several projects have been planned to prevent its destruction. The McCormick House in Elmhurst, Illinois, built in 1952, was moved in 1994 and relocated next to the new Elmhurst Museum of Art to ensure its preservation.
We invite you on June 28 to the online talk and debate Luftwerk on Mies: Reinterpreting Space Through Light and Color that will be moderated by Iker Gil (MAS Context) and will include the participation of the artists and those in charge of the three institutions to share their experiences in this project: Ivan Blasi (Fundació Mies van der Rohe), John McKinnon (Elmhurst Art Museum/McCormick House) and Scott Mehaffey (Farnsworth House).
Please Note: In order to participate in the online discussion (carried out over Zoom), registrants should familiarize themselves with images and videos posted on the Facebook and Instagram pages of the Goethe-Institut Chicago, Elmhurst Art Museum, Farnsworth House, Fundació Mies van der Rohe, and MAS Context.
If you have Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, live-tweet your viewing experience under the hashtag #LuftwerkMies
Watch the online talk and debate: