Shadows will come to life with Doppelganger, a new digital projection by the Chicago-based artist collaborative Luftwerk. Viewed from both the interior and exterior of the Art Center’s Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery, Doppelganger depicts reversed shadows of individuals, or “light bodies,” transforming the facade into a brightly populated “walk of life.” Each shadow image features a voice as part of the artwork’s soundtrack making unspoken thoughts audible and inviting the viewer to reflect on these thoughts while walking along the projection screens.
This project is partially supported by a special assistance grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Luftwerk consists of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero and has been working in Chicago since 2000. Utilizing projections in combination with various materials, Luftwerk creates environments and sculptural video installations. Both artists are graduates of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and they have exhibited in both the United States and Germany in public spaces and alternative galleries.