The artist duo of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, also known as Luftwerk have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund INsite, a temporary public art experience that transforms Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, into a canvas of light and sound.
“Based on an architectural video mapping test in the fall of 2012 we feel destined to make INsite a public experience. We are very excited to launch this campaign now and hope to illuminate the Farnsworth House in October 2014 after dark with funds raised by May 31st through Kickstarter.”
INsite intends to bring a new experience to the Farnsworth House that will attract new audiences and celebrate the lasting relevance of the architecture. By choosing Kickstarter as a way to support INsite, Luftwerk hopes to excite the community and build the audience for the fall installation. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Mies enthusiasts and architecture lovers to see this icon of modern architecture in a new light.
Luftwerk’s fundraising goal is $25,000, which will support project development and equipment needs, as well as the installation and operation of the exhibit. Ten video projectors, encased in weatherproof housing, will display a seamless composition that highlights the structural minimalism of the Farnsworth House and its glass walls from the exterior to the interior. The video installation will be accompanied by an original music composition by Owen Clayton Condon, a Chicago based percussionist and composer and former member of Third Coast Percussion.
Luftwerk has delighted and illuminated viewers with a history of completing major commissions on landmark architecture.In 2011 they illuminated one of America’s most extraordinary buildings: Fallingwater, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. ‘Celebrating 75 years of Art in Nature’ was followed by a site-specific video installation “Luminous Field” (2012) that transformed Millennium Park’s AT&T Plaza into a digital playground, attracting over 65,000 visitors in only ten nights.
Support INsite here. For more information email mail@Luftwerk.net.
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