A deceptively trippy installation by the Chicago duo Luftwerk (before) immerses the viewer in a distorted environment of color and sound. Relying entirely on physical properties for his illusions, Open space connects two rooms that are painted with clean, angled blocks of color in cool and warm tones. Prismatic LED lights flash through the rooms, distorting their boundaries and creating ever-changing settings that seem to appear and fade over time.
The abstract installation is part of Factory installed in 2021, a group exhibition at Mattress factory available now through November 14th. One of five projects, Luftwerk Open space transforms the historic building into a kaleidoscopic experience, “designed to hypnotize and repel the outside world and offer limitless opportunities for exploration”. a statement says. “The exhibition was developed during the Covid-19 lockdown of 2020 and reflects the living space that defines our everyday experience. “
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