photos by Benjamin Cohen

Luminous Fields

As briefly mentioned in What's Going on Monday?, video design and new media installation collective Luftwerk opened up their brand new project Luminous Field to the general public on February 10. Within Millennium Park - more specifically at the site of Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) - are massive video projectors that cycle through many different patterns and colors, syncing up with its programmed musical scores.

We think they should test the system out with some Kraftwerk (who just announced 8-NYC shows), Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and CAVE, but that's a different story. Earlier this week, BV Chicago photographer Benjamin Cohen went to check out the scene for himself. More of his pictures can be found at the bottom of this post.

Chicago-based experimental band Pillars and Tongues will be playing at Luminous Field this Sunday (2/19), though unfortunately (or is it fortunately?) in a very near-by heated tent and NOT directly at Cloud Gate. They are scheduled to perform in the tent from 7 to 10PM, with "doors" set for 6:30PM. Admission is FREE, but we suggest getting there early as space is limited.

As announced, Pillars and Tongues will also be opening for Willis Earl Beal at Cole's Bar on Tuesday night (2/21), at our BV Chicago Presents: 7" release show for the singer-songwriter. Like Luminous Field, admission at Cole's Bar is also FREE. Join us, it will be a great show.

Ben's pictures from Luminous Field, Cole's show flyer, and Luftwerk promo video, below..

Luminous Fields

Luminous Fields

Luminous Fields

Luminous Fields

Luminous Fields

Luminous Fields
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PILLARS AND TONGUES - 2012 TOUR DATES
02-19 Luminous Fields/Millennium Park - Chicago, IL
02-21 Cole's Bar - Chicago, IL w/ Willis Earl Beal (BV Chicago Presents)
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