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   Luftwerk have created art installations that merge elements of light with facets of architecture and design. Their 2010 commission to create a new media exhibit for the centennial celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House helped them discover a deeper resonance with architecture and pursue a growing interest in how experiences of space and site are augmented through light and sound. Their projects blend history and contemporary media with public spaces and landmark structures, opening a new aesthetic conversation. Luftwerk is the creative vision of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero
   Petra Bachmaier studied fine art at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg, Germany, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Sean Gallero studied art and humanities at Lehman College in the Bronx where he is from and fine and applied arts at SAIC.

2014  Lyrical Geometry • Video, sound and live concert • Bruce Goff's Ford House • Music by Third Coast Percussion and Owen Clayton Condon • Aurora, IL
2014  Translucence • Light, sound with printed window transparencies • Tampa Museum of Art • Pavilion 2015 Gala • Tampa, FL
2014  INsite • Video and sound installation • Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House • Plano, IL
2014  Flow/Im Fluss • Video projection • ACTIVATE Couch Place Alley • Presented by Goethe-Institut Chicago, Chicago Loop Alliance and NRDC • Chicago IL
2014  Into and Out of • Site-responsive installation • The Franklin • curatorial by Edra Soto and Dan Sullivan • East Garfield Park, Chiacgo IL
2014  Starving Artist 2014Chicago Artists Coalition fundraiser • mixed media light and video installations with Chef Matthias Merges • Chicago, IL
2014  Synthesis • Light Installation • Currents 2014: Santa Fe International New Media Festival • Curated by Parallel Studios • El Museo Cultural • Santa Fe, NM
2014  IEA Residency with choreographer Chase Angier • Alfed University • Alfred, NY
2014  MAS Context Spring Lecture Series• presesnted by Iker Gil and MAS Context • hosted by The Logan Share • Chicago
2014  Luminous Field excerpt • Video projection Installation • SAIC Alumni & CAA • SAIC Ballroom • Chicago
2014  Spring Light & Luminance • Video, light & sound • Celebrating Chinese New Year • Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park Ice Rink • Chicago
2013  Whiteout • video design • Same Planet Different World • Joanna Rosenthal, Artistic Director • Dance Center of Columbia College • Chicago
2013  Horizon • Site-specific, mixed media light installation • Special Projects EXPO Chicago • Navy Pier Chicago
2013  SHIFT • Spectrum - Synthesis - Threshold • new media installations with music by Owen Clayton CondonThe Chicago Cultural Center • Chicago
2013  Synesthesia • Ragdale Ring Spotlight Series with Barbara Cooper & Barbara Hashimoto • multi-channel video projection • Lake Forest, IL
2013  Fleurotica2013 • annual benefit for the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance • video design with Nick Martin • MCA Chicago
2013  ASCENDance • in collaboration with Hedwig Dances & Barbara Cooper • multi-channel video projection • Chicago
2013  RGBCMYKNow See HearBelieve Inn • Single channel video • Group show • Chicago
2013  Artist in Residence • Institute of Electronic Arts • Alfred University • Alfred, NY
2013  Once Upon A Symphony - video projection design • Chicago Children's Theatre & Chicago Symphony Orchestra • Chicago
2013  Intersection • It's not me, It's you >the couple show • Mixed media with video • Heaven Gallery • Group Show• Chicago
2012  Chicago Ideas WeekCIW Artist in Residence • Chicago
2012  Circle of Light • Moscow Light Festival • Video projection on water screen • Producer - Orion Art • Moscow, Russia
2012  Once Upon A Symphony - video projection design • Chicago Children's Theatre & Chicago Symphony Orchestra • Chicago
2012  Luminous Field • video projection design with music by Owen Clayton Condon • AT&T Plaza, Millennium Park • Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture
2011  Artist Residency • Lucerne, Switzerland • Chicago Sister Cities
2011  From Iceland to Thailand ... and places in between • 1 channel video installation • group show with Barbara HashimotoCAM • Chicago
2011  Flux - mixed media installation with video and sound • artist residency at The Cosmopolitan • curatorial Chris Burns • Las Vegas
2011  Space Within - work in progress collaboration with Hedwig Dances and Barbara Cooper • 1 channel video projection • Chicago
2011  Evermore - single channel video with music from Maestro Matic • commission for private event • Chicago
2011  Fallingwater - video mapping with music by Owen Clayton Condon • 75 years of Frank Lloyd Wright's art in nature • Lynda Waggoner • Mill Run PA
2011  Flow - video display installation • MUJI USA • Mujifesto producer Hiroko Osaka • JetBlue Terminal 5 • JFK • NYC
2011  Once Upon A Symphony - video projection design • Chicago Children's Theatre & Chicago Symphony Orchestra • Chicago
2010  Driftless - mixed media feather installation • w/light, sound and video • DesCours 2010Melissa Urcan AIA • New Orleans • reviews 1 2 3
2010  Shunt - 1 channel video track for Misha Zupko's piano & electronic sound composition • Fulcrum Point New Music Project • Chicago
2010  Projecting Modern - Site-specific multi-channel video, light & sound • Frank Lloyd Wright The Robie House • Brian Reis • Chicago
2010  Chicago Artists Month - October 2010 Featured Artists • CAM • Chicago
2010  Metaforms - 1 channel video • Sketchbook X • Collaboraction • Chopin Theater • Chicago
2010  a forest within - single channel video projection • vertical strips of tracing paper • 22 South Wabash • Pop-Up Art Loop • Chicago
2010  Dance of Forgotten Steps - Hedwig Dances - 2 channel video projection • The Dance Center of Columbia College • Chicago
2010  Doppelganger - interactive 2 channel video installation • 'Digital Incarnate' - The Arcade Gallery • Columbia College • Chicago
2010  Windwall - immersive lightbox wall sculpture & video designs • commission • EventQuest Inc NYC • Abu Dhabi
2010  Red Kite Round-Up - 3 channel video projection set design • Chicago Children's Theatre
2009  Seacurrence - video projection installation & mixed media• Audible @ ESS • Chicago
2009  Treeline and Adrift - The Diorama ShowHome Gallery • Hyde Park • Chicago
2009  Featherlight (working title) - feather chandelier video installation • MASS MoCA 10th anniversary ball • North Adams, MA
2009  Salonabend - open studio salon night • sponsored by the German American Chambers of Commerce • Chicago
2009  Convergence - 2 channel video installation • Art Chicago VIP Reception • curatorial by Mitch Obstfeld of i4design • MCA Warehouse
2009  Pepper's Ghost - video installation • Carnaval by Collaboraction • West Grand Studios • Chicago
2009  Seablossoms v.2 - 1 channel video installation/sculpture • The Elysian BallChristophe Gauspohl & Angela Eve • Chicago
2008  Earthly Tongues - Hedwig Dances • video backdrop and body projections• Ruth Page Theater • Chicago
2008  Adrift v.2 - 1 channel video projection, site-specific installation w/ Christophe Gauspohl • part of Descours • New Orleans
2008  Seablossoms - 4 channel video projection installation/sculpture • commission • Chicago
2008  Convergence - 1 channel video projection •
SMart New Media Festival for Open Concept Gallery • Grand Rapids, Michigan
2007  Adrift - 3 channel video projection w/sound • The Chicago Cultural Center • Chicago
2007  Convergence - 1 channel video projection • New Media Lounge • Around the Coyote, curatorial by Livebox • Chicago
2007  Humble Sky - multimedia installation w/sound and video • Caro d'Offay Gallery • Chicago
2006  Against the Membrane - window projection • Caro d'Offay Gallery • Chicago
2006  Green Line - window projection w/Theaster Gates • Southside Chicago
2006  Doppelganger - interactive video installation • Hyde Park Art Center • Chicago
2005  Convergence - 4 channel video installation w/sound • Open End • Chicago
2004  Glentown - window slide installation • Former Naval Air station • Glenview, Illinois • Gelman Events
2003  Laborosa - performance installation • Urban Rituals Festival Tanzinitiative Hamburg • Hamburg, Germany
2003  Skywall - video projection on ice, mixed media with sound • commission • Chicago
2003  When Heaven Melts - slide installation w/ice and sound • Buddy’s Exhibition Space • Chicago
2001  Luft /Triologo - audio installation/performance • CAN Gallery • Chicago
2000  Sea Light in the Night - Super-8 film installation • Seamann's Mission • Hamburg, Germany



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