February 10, 2012 - Tonight marks the official opening of Luminous Field, a video, light, and sound installation set against Cloud Gate in Millennium Park. A commissioned installation created by Luftwerk (Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero), Luminous Field gives new light to the huge steel sculpture known to many as "The Bean".
Strategically placed projectors shine changing patterns of color and 3D imagery at the thresholds of Cloud Gate, creating a playful, engaging space of interactive art. An extremely nice change in scenery surrounding the much visited Chicago landmark, making it a worthwhile visit during the short time that it will remain. Particularly enchanting are the visuals projected beneath Cloud Gate, which create an even more kaleidoscopic experience than usual. Added to the visuals is music arranged by Third Coast Percussion and interactive performances by the theater-based performance collective, Collaboraction.
Though intriguing to view, the concept of this art installation involves interactivity and playfulness. Viewing isn't the only thing to do at Luminous Field since there are a whole host of events and activities scheduled throughout the ten days that Luminous Field will be on display. Tango lessons anyone? Winter Dance will be going on too. Want to be part of the art? Interactivity is definitely encouraged as members of Collaboration might invite you to join in and become part of their performance. So stand in the shadows and watch it all, or step into the light and be part of the fun.
Luminous Field will be open nightly from February 10-20. Visit ExploreChicago for specific times and a listing of events at Luminous Field.