Chicago-based Luftwerk is a creative collaboration of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero based in 2007. The duo explores gentle, color and sound in immersive momentary installations which can be usually based mostly on the topography and historical past of the location.
Earlier this 12 months, they created installations inside two of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s well-known installations, the Barcelona Pavilion and the Farnsworth Home.
To create the works, they collaborated with Chicago-based architect Iker Gil of MAS Studio and Barcelona-based sound designer Oriol Tarragó who was awarded Greatest European Sound Designer title in 2018 by European Movie Academy.
In February, Geometry of Gentle befell on the German Pavilion in Barcelona, offered as s a part of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe’s ongoing program of creative interventions, and corresponding with the LLUM BCN Competition and the Santa Eulàlia Competition.
Fundació Mies van der Rohe was created in 1983 by the Metropolis Council of Barcelona with the preliminary aim of rebuilding the German Pavilion designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe with Lilly Reich for the Worldwide Exhibition of Barcelona in 1929.
This system of creative interventions with architects and artists started in 1999 with Jeff Wall and has continued with Enric Miralles, Dennis Adams, Antoni Muntadas, Iñaki Bonillas, SANAA Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa, Ai Weiwei, Andrés Jaque, Anna & Eugeni Bach, and Domènec amongst others.
Lufwerk’s set up centered on the gridded plan of the pavilion, animating and highlighting the structure and altering the composition of the pavilion. To emphasise the projected gentle and to create an immersive expertise, Oriol Tarragó custom-designed sound piece for the set up.
In October, coinciding with the presently ongoing third version of the Chicago Structure Biennial, the second version of Geometry of Gentle was offered at Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Farnsworth Home in Plano, Illinois.
Luftwerk has additionally created momentary works at Chicago’s AT&T Plaza in Millennium Park that’s well-known for Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate, and at Garfield Park Conservatory, one of many largest greenhouse conservatories in the USA.
Along with the 2 installations with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s buildings, Luftwerk has created r installations inside architectural works by Renzo Piano and Frank Lloyd Wright. Tuija Seipell.