The Pool

Hundreds of people interact with The Pool by light artist Jen Lewin
An aerial view of The Pool by light artist Jen Lewin
Swirling color over The Super Pool by light artist Jen Lewin
The Super Pool at Burning Man by light artist Jen Lewin
Two shoes illuminate a platform of The Pool by light artist Jen Lewin
A child interacts with The Pool by light artist Jen Lewin
A group of people lay on The Pool by light artist Jen Lewin
The Pool by light artist Jen Lewin fully installed
People interacting with The Pool by light artist Jen Lewin
The Pool by light artist Jen Lewin at the Bellas Artes
The Super Pool by light artist Jen Lewin

The Pool – 2008 to Current

A Pool of Light by Interactive Light Artist Jen Lewin

“POOL”
verb = combine, amalgamate, blend, join forces, league, merge, put together, share

The Pool is an environment of giant, concentric circles created from interactive circular pads. By entering The Pool, you enter a world where play and collaborative movement create swirling effects of light and color. Imagine a giant canvas where you can paint and splash light collaboratively. As multiple users play in The Pool, their interactions become mesmerizing patterns of shifting and fading colors.

The Pool is part of Lewin’s “Have Art Will Travel Program” which seeks to create dynamic, participatory, public art experiences worldwide. Lewin’s traveling works provide an unprecedented level of interactivity and can transforms the way we interact with art and each other.

Since 2008 alone, The Pool has traveled to over 60 major installations worldwide and has clocked millions of user steps.

Grants, Awards & exhibits

GRANTS & AWARDS
2015   CODAVideo Merit Award: The Pool at AHA! Light Up Cleveland
2012   Honoraria Artist & Featured Exhibit: Burning Man Honorarium
2008   Honoraria Artist & Featured Exhibit: Burning Man Honorarium

EXHIBITIONS
2020 – Festival of Light, Southampton: The Pool
2019 – Conservatory Aglow – Columbus: The Pool
2019 – Stavros Niachros Foundation Cultural Center, Athens: The Pool
2018 – Klanglicht, Graz: The Pool
2018 – Taipei, Taiwan: The Pool
2018 – Light Yards: Washington DC: The Pool
2017 Visual Arts Week: Mexico City
2017 Taikoo li Sanlitun: Beijing
2017 BLINK Cincinnati
2017 Jing An Kerry Centre: Shanghai
2017 Jerusalem Festival of Lights: Jerusalem
2017 Chattanooga
2017 Hong Kong Arts Festival: Hong Kong
2016 Enchanted Forest of Light, Descanso Gardens: Los Angeles
2016 Midtown Crossing: Omaha
2016 WAVE: Light + Water + Sound: Breckenridge
2016 Design Pavilion: New York City
2016 B-Light Festival: Manama
2016 Mother of the Nation Festival: Abu Dhabi
2016 Light City: Baltimore
2016 SPECTRA: Aberdeen
2016 Winter Lights @ Canary Wharf, London
2015 Luna Fête, New Orleans
2015 Istanbul Light Festival: Istanbul
2015 igNIGHT: Fort McMurray
2015 Burning Man: Black Rock City
2015 Bonnaroo Music & Art Festival: Manchester
2015 Summer in Paradise: West Palm Beach
2015 Montréal en Lumière: Montreal
2015 Canal Convergence: Scottsdale
2014 Solo Exhibition: Warwick Arts Centre: Coventry
2014 Signal Festival: Prague
2014 Art de Colombo: Lisbon
2014 Burning Man: Black Rock City
2014 AHA! Light Up Cleveland
2014 Vivid Light: Sydney
2014 iLight Marina Bay: Singapore
2013 Artsfest: Conway
2013 Chalk The Block: El Paso
2013 Biennial of the Americas: Denver
2013 Escape From Wonderland: Los Angeles
2013 Electric Daisy Carnival: Orlando
2013 Electric Daisy Carnival: New York City
2013 Electric Daisy Carnival: Chicago
2013 Electric Daisy Carnival: Las Vegas
2013 Its Electric: Solo Exhibition by Jen Lewin, CU Art Museum
2013 SXSW Eco Light Garden: Austin
2011  Electric Daisy Carnival: Dallas
2011  Electric Daisy Carnival:  Las Vegas
2011  Colorado Ocean Coalition: Boulder
2010  Montreal Balloon Festival: Montreal
2010  Electric Daisy Carnival: Dallas
2010  Electric Daisy Carnival: Denver
2009  Burning Man:  Black Rock City
2008  Burning Man Honorarium Artist: Black Rock City


Aqueous

Thousands of people gather on Aqueous by light artist Jen Lewin at Burning Man 2017
A child runs on Aqueous by light artist Jen Lewin
Two children run on Aqueous by light artist Jen Lewin
A person laughs while interacting with Aqueous by light Jen Lewin
A child sits amongst the platforms of Aqueous by light artist Jen Lewin
Thousands of people interact with Aqueous by light artist Jen Lewinh Aq
The reflection of a tree on Aqueous by light artist Jen Lewin
Aqueous by light artist Jen Lewin installed in Las Vegas
People gather on Aqueous by light artist Jen Lewin

Aqueous: 2017 – Current

Built in 2017, Aqueous is a large scale interactive landscape of meandering pathways of light. During the day, Aqueous shifts in color and reflection, giving daytime viewers the illusion of swimming in the clouds and nighttime viewers a feeling of the universe’s expansiveness. Like all of Lewin’s work, Aqueous allows for an unprecedented level of interactivity, transforming the way we interact with art and each other. Aqueous has been exhibited in Georgetown, Burning Man, Hong Kong, Bahrain, Sydney, Los Angeles and Descanso Gardens.

Aqueous is part of Lewin’s “Have Art Will Travel Program” which seeks to create dynamic, participatory, public art experiences worldwide. Lewin’s traveling works provide an unprecedented level of interactivity and can transforms the way we interact with art and each other.

Grants, Awards & exhibits

GRANTS & AWARDS
2017 Buring Man Arts Black Rock City Honoraria Grant

EXHIBITIONS
2020 – Takanawa Gateway Fest, Tokyo: Cosmos (with Aqueous.)
2020 – Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Oklahoma City: Aqueous
2020 – Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong: Aqueous
2019 – Momentum Festival, Toledo: Aqueous
2019 – LIT, Huntsville: Aqueous
2019 – Enchanted Forest of Light, Los Angeles: Aqueous
2019 – Luminaria, Salt Lake City: Aqueous
2018 – Museum of Design, Atlanta: Aqueous
2018 – reCODE, Los Angeles: Aqueous
2018 – Vivid Sydney, Sydney: Aqueous
2018 – Kapolei Commons, Maui: Aqueous
2018 – George P. Johnson, Las Vegas: Aqueous
2018 – B-Light, Manama: Aqueous
2018 – Enchanted Forest of Light, Los Angeles: Aqueous
2018 B-Light Festival Bahrain, Aqueous
2018 Kapolei Commons, Hawaii, Aqueous
2018 George P. Johnson, T-Mobile Arena, Vegas, Aqueous
2018 Vivid Sydney: Aqueous
2018 Code (Conference, LA): Aqueous
2018 Museum of Design Atlanta: Aqueous
2018 Enchanted Forrest, Descanso Gardens: Aqueous
2017 Georgetown Glow: Georgetown, DC
2017 Enchanted Forest of Light, Descanso Gardens: Los Angeles, CA
2017 Worlds Fair Nano: Brooklyn, NY
2017 Burning Man Honorarium:  Black Rock City, NV


Cosmos

Cosmos by light artist Jen Lewin
Cosmos by light artist Jen Lewin
Cosmos by light artist Jen Lewin
Cosmos by light artist Jen Lewin

Cosmos: 2020

Comprised of spiraling LED pathways, Cosmos is a traveling, interactive light installation that has been coded to sense and respond to impact, vibration and movement. Spanning 15,000 sq. ft., Cosmos is the largest sculpture ever to be commissioned from Lewin’s studio and has been engineered to perfectly process human interaction. As viewers walk, dance, and play across Cosmos, they are able to generate an infinite amount of changes to its colors and reflections. Lewin’s work allows for an unprecedented level of interactivity and transforms the way we interact with art and each other.

Cosmos is part of Lewin’s “Have Art Will Travel Program” which seeks to create dynamic, participatory, public art experiences worldwide.

Grants, Awards & exhibits

GRANTS & AWARDS
2020/2021 Black Rock City Honorarium: Cosmos

EXHIBITIONS
2020 Takanawa Gateway Fest, Tokyo

2020 Burning Man Multiverse, Online

2021 Burning Man, Black Rock City


Chandelier Harp

People interact with the Chandelier Harp by light artist Jen Lewi
People interact with the Chandelier Harp by light artist Jen Lewi
People interact with the Chandelier Harp by light artist Jen Lewi
Two women dance within the Chandelier Harp by Jen Lewin
A man interacts with the Chandelier Harp by light artist Jen Lewin
The Chandelier Harp by light artist Jen Lewin

Chandelier Harp: 2012-Current

The Chandelier Harp is an interactive instrument played by passing your body through the low voltage lasers that shine from the Chandelier Harp to the ground. Much like plucking the string of a harp, passing through the beams triggers custom circuitry and sensors to produce musical notes.  Designed for group, collaborative play, The Chandelier Harp allows participants to create, play, and dance music together.

The Chandelier Harp can install in one of two ways. It can be hung from the ceiling (as a free hanging chandelier), or it can be assembled on custom stands for stand-alone exterior placement.

The Chandelier Harp is part of Lewin’s “Have Art Will Travel Program” which seeks to create dynamic, participatory, public art experiences worldwide. Lewin’s traveling works provide an unprecedented level of interactivity and can transforms the way we interact with art and each other.

Lewin’s Laser Harp Series is an evolution of immersive installations using movement and laser light to trigger sound. I have been creating light harps since the mid 1990′s. These harps have varied from art installations, stage and performance installations, and large outdoor sculptures

Grants, Awards & exhibits

EXHIBITIONS
2019  World Economic Forum, Davos: Chandelier Harp
2019  Converge New York City, Aqueous and Chandelier Harp
2019  Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit: Chandelier Harp
2015   CODAVideo Merit Award: The Pool at AHA! Light Up Cleveland
2012   Honoraria Artist & Featured Exhibit: Burning Man Honorarium
2008   Honoraria Artist & Featured Exhibit: Burning Man Honorarium
2016 Cherry Creek Arts Festival: Denver
2015 CherryArts Festival at Stanley: Aurora
2015 Astana Arts Fest: Astana, Kazakhstan
2015 Communikey: Boulder
2014 Luminosity: Lexington Arts League
2013 Artsfest: Conway
2013 Its Electric: Solo Exhibition by Jen Lewin, CU Art Museum


Reflect

Hundreds of people gathered around Reflect by light artist Jen Lewin
People interact with Reflect by light artist Jen Lewin
The sunset reflecting in Reflect by light artist Jen Lewin

Reflect: 2020 [Opening Soon]

Reflect is Lewin’s newest traveling work.  Inspired by The Pool, but taking form and materiality from Aqueous, Reflect  is an environment of giant, reflective concentric circles created from interactive circular pads. During the day, Reflect will shift in color and reflection, giving daytime viewers the illusion of swimming in the clouds and nighttime viewers a feeling of the universe’s expansiveness. Like all of Lewin’s work, Reflect allows for an unprecedented level of interactivity, transforming the way we interact with art and each other.

Reflect is part of Lewin’s “Have Art Will Travel Program” which seeks to create dynamic, participatory, public art experiences worldwide. 

Grants, Awards & exhibits

EXHIBITIONS
2020 – Takanawa Gateway Fest


Euclid

Jen Lewin Studio staff test Euclid by light artist Jen Lewin
Jen Lewin Studio staff test Euclid by light artist Jen Lewin
Jen Lewin Studio staff test Euclid by light artist Jen Lewin
Euclid by light artist Jen Lewin installed at Sono Norwalk
Reflection of the sky on Euclid by light artist Jen Lewin
Light artist Jen Lewin works to install Euclid at Sono Norwalk

Euclid – 2019

Having spent time in Western Australia, the inspiration for Euclid comes from the mesmerizing reflections of Australian tidal pools. Euclid presents an expansive landscape of mirrored glass platforms that reflects the sky by day and transforms with the setting sun into a fully interactive work that illuminates the paths of people walking across its surface. A highly-customized computer control system created from Lewin’s custom components triggers more than 20,000 interactive light-emitting diodes (LEDs) into an elaborate and engaging light show. Lewin’s Euclid is displayed on the ground level of The SoNo Collection’s Southwest Plaza Entrance.

Location

Brookfield Cloud

Light artist Jen Lewin installs the Brookfield Cloud

Location
Brookfield Cloud – 2019

Inspired by Edison bulbs, The Cloud will be displayed on the third-floor marketplace of The SoNo Collection. The sculpture will dangle eight glass orbs pieced together with welded metal rings, 2,800 custom-made vintage glass bulbs and 8,400 interactive LEDs designed to mimic the clouds in the sky. The Cloud glows white, blue and purple in response to guests making their way through the walkway. By combining old fashioned handmade elements with an interactive system and infrared heat-map camera to track movements below, The Cloud creates an interactive experience where guests essentially control the clouds while enhancing the work’s beauty and form.


Ballston Chandelier

Ballston Chandelier by light artist Jen Lewin fully installed
Hands reaching up to interact with the Ballston Chandelier by light artist Jen Lewin
The Ballston Chandelier by light artist Jen Lewin
Light washes through Ballston Chandelie by light artist Jen Lewin

Location
Ballston Chandelier: 2019

The Ballston Chandelier is a 40 feet tall interactive permanent work in Ballston Quarter.  The work reflects pedestrian activity by animating and softly changing as participants or passersby move through its space.


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