Monday, March 5, 2012

Cloud Gate: Luminous Field

For ten days in February, Millennium Park was home to a really incredible video and sound installation by the Chicago-based artistic ensemble, Luftwerk. The exhibit, Luminous Field, transformed Cloud Gate into "a digital canvas of light and geometrical form," as the website explains.

The only day I could make it down there to see the installation was Presidents' Day so literally every family from the Chicagoland area was there. It was...fine, I'll admit was annoying as hell. Yet, despite children running around screaming and people just throwing their bodies on the ground, all of which combined to ruin certain auditory and visual elements of the exhibit, it was still really beautiful to see. 

The inside of Cloud Gate - known by locals as "The Bean" - is inverted so its design, combined with the installation, created cool abstractions. 

More from inside The Bean... 

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