Our recently opened exhibitions in Crown Hall, “The Common Citizenship of Forms” by Jeff Carter and “It All Comes Back” by Chicago Robotic Theater deal with nostalgia and space in a novel way. Get the artists’ insights on their own works in these videos of their June 12 lectures (featuring Kinetic Sculptures, the Links Hall dancers featured in this photograph).
Here, Carter discusses his scale model of the Michael Reese Hospital Campus, made almost entirely from Ikea products. Notice the toy rats in the Cummings Pavilion (at 13:52), to represent the building’s use for animal research, and how the Power Plant (at 19:01) is the only sculpture not connected to a power outlet.
Here, Christopher Furman tells the stories behind the ten different stages of life (from childhood to death) represented in CRT’s sculptures. Can you relate to the creaky ladder of success (at 27:36)?
› Read more