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Future Forward Chicago Radiated with Artistic Light

Interactive and immersive installations set Chicago's Revel Market aglow.

by The Creators Project
Jun 20 2016, 8:05pm

All photos by Joshua Mellin


A visitor finds herself reflected in the infinite space of Nonotak's Hoshi installation. All photos by Joshua Mellin

We just returned from an amazing trip to Chicago for the second leg of our Future Forward event series presented by the all-new Prius. During the day, the event at the Revel Space in the trending Fulton Market neighborhood welcomed a mix of art students, families, and even a Great Dane. The artists' panel discussion gave visitors the opportunity to ask the participating studios intimate questions about their professional paths and the materials they use. Then things really got going at night, when the crowd from the venue spilled out into the parking lot. In fact, there was a consistently long line to experience Nonotak's light and sound installation, Hoshi, and throngs of people around all the other installations as well. Prius Piano player Kris Bowers delighted everyone with inventive covers and personal compositions that gave the night a real sense of celebration. Among the dim party lights, the installations from Doris Sung, VT Pro Design, and Nonotak positively radiated.

We'll be rolling out exclusive interviews with the participating artists in the lead up to the next stop of our tour. Join us in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 25.

Check out the some of best photos from the Chicago event, below. 

Partygoers take to the VT Pro Design stage to watch the Reach installation respond to their body movements. 

Enough curiosity surrounded the inner workings of Doris Sung's Drift chandelier that visitors ducked underneath the installation to get a closer look.

The Creators Project Editor-in-Chief Marina Garcia-Vasquez hosts a Q&A with the artists, asking each about their creative processes and personal inspirations. 

A visitor fills the room with electro-rainbows as he gets the Prius Piano all to himself. 

The line to experience Nonotak's Hoshi installation spills out of the building.

The Future Forward event series presented by the all-new Prius will take place in LA on June 25. We will be posting full-length behind-the-scenes video profiles leading up to the kickoff event in each city. RSVP for the Future Forward event series here.

Related:

Future Forward NYC Presented a Glimpse into Tomorrow

These Responsive Installations Made Us Feel Like Magicians

Inside the Design of Nonotak's Infinite Space

The Making of Doris Sung's Heat-Responsive Chandelier

Building VT Pro Design's Hybrid Living Wall

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