Luftwerk | solarise: a sea of all colors @ Garfield Park Conservatory ~ New Light meets Classic Landscapes
Luftwerk | solarise: a sea of all colors
Photo Essay by Venus Zarris
Art is storytelling and Luftwerk, the collaborative creations of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, takes the architecturally organic story created in the early twentieth century by Jens Jenson that is the Garfield Park Conservatory and illuminates it with their own twenty-first century high tech vision.
“I was attracted by the immensity of the sea, and in its place came the Great Plains of America… A sea of flowers in all colors of the rainbow.” – Jens Jensen
With breathtaking installations of structural design interacting with projected light and color, Luftwerk takes Jensen’s visionary masterpiece and creates new environmentally visceral stories for Garfield Park Conservatory visitors.
As with Luftwerk‘s previous installations (“Luminous Field” by Luftwerk intersects the Cloud Gate – Chicago Stage Review) photographing solarise: a sea of all colors exposes intricate and dynamic aspects of the work that might be missed with the naked eye alone but to be sure, there is plenty to engage and delight naked the eye.
Even the exterior of the Garfield Park Conservatory is transformed by this magnificent creation of color.
Luftwerk | solarise: a sea of all colors @ Garfield Park Conservatory is on display through September 22, 2016. Visit often as you will experience something new with each viewing and be sure to visit on Wednesdays when the Garfield Park Conservatory extends their hours from 9am – 5pm to 9am – 8pm so that you can take in the installations after nightfall.
Luftwerk|solarise: a sea of all colors @ Garfield Park Conservatory
“Luftwerk | solarise: a sea of all colors” images by Venus Zarris.