Lecture by Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero
March 4, 2014


Threshold, Luftwerk 2013. Photo by Kate Joyce.


Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero from Luftwerk, will lecture on Tuesday, March 4, as part of our 2014 Spring Talks series.

Petra and Sean have created some of the most interesting video and light installations in recent years and their exhibition “Shift” at the Chicago Cultural Center was one of the cultual highlights in Chicago last year.

Luftwerk is the collaborative vision and artistic practice of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero. The duo have been working together for over 10 years, creating art installations that merge the elements of light and video with the sculptural aspects of architecture and design. In 2010 Luftwerk was commissioned to create a new media exhibit for Frank Lloyd Wright’s centennial celebration of The Robie House. Since then Bachmaier and Gallero have discovered a resonance with architecture and the experience of space and site, developing several projects that transform architecture into a canvas of light and motion. Their projects open a new dialogue of rediscovery that bridges history and contemporary media of public spaces and landmark structures. Currently they are engaged with The National Trust of Historic Preservation to create an immersive site-specific exhibit for the Farnsworth House in Plano, IL.

Bachmaier and Gallero will discuss and further explore how architectural principles have inspired and influenced their current artwork.


The event will be hosted by The Logan Share, a co-working space in Logan Square run by George and Sarah Aye from the Greater Good Studio. Housed in a former furniture warehouse, this building benefits from 3,500 sq ft of lofted workspace, with white washed floors and ceiling, 45′ of north facing windows and 14′ ceilings. For more information about The Logan Share, please visit www.loganshare.com.


What: Lecture by Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero (Luftwerk)
When: Tuesday March 4, 2014. Doors open at 6 pm. Lecture starts at 6:30 pm.
Where: The Logan Share – 2864 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago (Logan Square Stop Blue Line)
Cost: Free ($5 suggested donation at the door)
Registration: Yes as space is limited.

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One Response to “Lecture by Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero
March 4, 2014”

  1. Most interesting/appropriate light projection.

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