Exhibition Geometry of Light

Geometry of Light © Chris Bellezza

Fri, 10/11/2019 -
Sun, 10/13/2019

Farnsworth House

100 Years of Bauhaus

Geometry of Light is a light-based art intervention by Luftwerk in collaboration with Iker Gil, which projects light and patterns both inside and on the grounds surrounding the Farnsworth House. Presented in concert with a sound-piece developed in direct response to the site by Oriol Tarragó, this intervention will reveal underlying geometries that relate the house to its river floodplain site, topography, and natural landscape.

Geometry of Light premiered in February 2019 at the German Pavilion in Barcelona, designed by Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich.

Luftwerk © Luftwerk Luftwerk explores light, color, and perception in immersive, installations. Focused on the context of a site for each project, Luftwerk applies their interpretive layer, integrating physical structure, historical context, and embedded information into each piece. Since founding 2007, Luftwerk has amassed a significant body of work ranging from site-specific installations to experimental projects that interpret data. Luftwerk is the artistic collaboration of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero.

Iker Gil © Andreas E.G. Larsson Iker Gil is an architect and director of MAS Studio, a collaborative architecture and urban design firm based in Chicago. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of the design journal MAS Context and the Associate Curator of Dimensions of Citizenship, the U.S. Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale that took place in 2018. He has curated several exhibitions, including BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago as part of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, and Synchronizing Geometry held at S.R. Crown Hall (IIT). In addition, he teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was the co-director of the Chicago Expander program.

This exhibition is part of the Year of German-American Friendship initiated by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).