Luftwerk, the artistic duo formed by Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, has always been committed to creating immersive installations in which they explore light, color, and perception. Their last effort is called Parallel Perspectives, and it is a site-specific installation designed for McCormick House by the famous architect Mies van der Rohe in 1952.
The two artists started from the modular structure of the McCormick House and reinvented it. Inspired by the house’s impressive use of glass, Petra and Sean also used this material, making it the protagonist of all the installations made in all the spaces of the house.
Natural light, but also artificial light from lamps and LEDs occupy the spaces, reflecting on colored acrylic panels. If it were possible to shrink and walk among the colored stones of a kaleidoscope, it would probably be like living and immersing in Parallel Perspectives.
The installation will be open until 25 August 2019.