|click images for larger view|
Flow/IM Fluss continues in Couch Place from 5:00 p.m. to midnight through Saturday, September 20th. The weather project for Friday, warm and rainless, looks to be especially perfect.When you think of the black-and-white photography of the great film noir thrillers of the 1940's and 50's, you think of the striking interaction of shadows and fog, and of night pierced by dramatic shafts of light. It's a prototypical expression of the city and its snares, the allure and danger of the only partially seen.
gussied up in 2007. The dumpsters went away, new paving installed, and vintage posters mounted evoking the days when the alley held the stage doors to movie palaces such as the Oriental and State-Lake. The tall neon sign for the new Goodman theater lined up as the alley's visual terminus to the west.
Luftwerk, a/k/a artists Petra Bachmeier and Sean Gallero, creators of such striking temporary artworks as Luminous Field at Cloud Gate, and this past winter's Spring Light for the Chinese New Year, at the Chicago Cultural Center and McCormick skating rink at Millennium Park. In October, the pair will mount INsite, lighting up Mies van der Rohe's iconic Farnsworth house.
|Petra Bachmeier and Sean Gallero being photographed|
by Public Art in Chicago's Jyoti Srivastava
Flow/Im Fluss celebrates the 20th anniversary of Chicago and Hamburg being named as Sister Cities.
Inspired by the element of water and its all-encompassing connectivity, Luftwerk’s FLOW/Im Fluss visualizes the characteristics of the Chicago River and Hamburg’s River Elbe through video compositions projected on water screens.
The event, which also includes music, is sponsored by the Goethe Institut and Chicago Loop Alliance, as part of its sequence of events Activating spaces in the Loop with temporary art installations.