CHICAGO 00 | Spaces
A video installation at the 150 Media Stream in the Riverside Plaza.
(Geoffrey Alan Rhodes / 2017, 25.5 min.)
'Spaces' was created for display on the Media Stream 150— the largest screen in Chicago spanning 3,000+ square feet located in the lobby of the 150 North Riverside tower. This 33 megapixel, 150 by 22 foot video is here presented in VR so it can be viewed remotely.
'Spaces' explores the Chicago History Museum’s archive of Hedrich Blessing photographs— thousands of images captured by the world-famous architectural photography firm between 1929 and 1979. Five decades of Chicago architectural history are pulled apart and then stitched back together into ever-morphing composites of the city’s remarkable architectural legacy. Using thematic groupings and algorithmic image processing, Spaces is a computational exploration of an entire photo archive. The experience reveals the eye of the photographer as a historical window onto Chicago as a designed and constructed environment. This experience is part of CHICAGO ØØ, an initiative by the artist and the Museum to create immersive historical encounters with the city using new technologies.
View the video installation as VR.
For the best experience, view with the Youtube app and Google Cardboard VR goggles.