Capturing the Lighting of Mies van der Rohe’s Crown Hall

If we can share with you a little something we were lucky enough to catch the other day right now, we hope you’ll appreciate it. Last Thursday night, we stayed up way past our usual bedtime (5:30pm) to head over to Mies van der Rohe‘s beautiful S.R. Crown Hall on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology. We were there to see “Lighting Crown Hall,” a collaboration between artist Jan Tichy, students at ths School of the Art Institute and the Illinois Institute of Technology, the Mies van der Rohe Society, and members of the Bauhaus Lab. The collective had turned the famous building into something like a huge light box, projecting random bits of video and the occasional still photo onto the windows. It was really remarkable. And because we’re such fans over at Coudal Partners, where this writer spends his days, we brought along our camera and put together this short video. While there, we ran into the mighty terrific Edward Lifson, who is always a joy to talk to. As we knew he would, he put together this great post on his site about the “Lighting” project, as well as his own video interviewing Jan Tichy, which comes highly recommended. All in all, a terrific night and if they ever do this or something similar again and you’re in the area, you owe it to yourself to catch it next time around.

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