Open to the public…
CHICAGO ARTISTS MONTH – THE WABASH LIGHTS
Chicago, Illinois – In association with Chicago Artists Month, on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014, Jack C. Newell and Seth Unger will debut to the public plans for their interactive public art light structure, The Wabash Lights. This interactive and informational reception will be held at the downtown office of Gensler Chicago. The event is open to the public.
The Wabash Lights is a site specific lighting concept planned for the Wabash stretch of elevated train tracks (L) between Madison and Adams. The creators envision this work of public art will create a unique district in the heart of Chicago using the CTA’s L tracks as a canvas for a dynamic light experience.
Putting the Public in Public Art
The Wabash Lights’ LED tubes will be customizable in color, duration, brightness, and cadence. Typical light installations are created by a singular, commissioned light artist and pre-programmed to run a set sequence. The Wabash Lights website will seek submissions from citizens of Chicago and the world to program snapshots, sequences, and interactivity into the canvas of light.
Wabash Lights designers Jack C. Newell and Seth Unger will lead a progressive discussion to explain the concept, logistics, and engage the audience in an interactive discussion about this transformative, inclusive, and first of it’s kind piece of public art. Food and drink will be served.
RSVP “yes” at http://thewabashlights.eventbrite.com
Wednesday, Oct 29 2014
6:30pm – 8pm
11 E. Madison Suite 300 Chicago, IL 60602