April, 2020 (Tokyo, Japan) — Celebrating the 2020 opening of Tokyo’s new Takanawa Gateway Station, Japan Rail East (JR East) is pleased to announce the commission of Cosmos, a large-scale public artwork by American contemporary installation artist, Jen Lewin. Comprised of spiraling LED pathways, Cosmos has been engineered by Lewin to perfectly process human interaction and creates a shared space and immersive experience for collaborative play. The site-specific work will be part of the Takanawa Gateway Fest opening in the summer 2020. Spanning 15,000 sq. ft., Cosmos is the largest sculpture ever to be commissioned from the studio and features flat, interlocking LED panels that are coded to sense and respond to impact and vibration by displaying beautiful, swirling eddies of light.
April 2020 (Burning Man, USA) —  Jen Lewin was awarded a Black Rock Honorarium to bring Cosmos to the playa for the next Burning Man (2021.) Cosmos is Lewin’s newest and largest work within her “Have Art Will Travel” program.  The 15,000 square foot sculpture will first be exhibited in Tokyo over the summer of 2020.
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Lewin’s technologically mediated artwork is not only visually and sonically engaging, but also connects the viewer to a dynamic embodied experience,”  Lisa Becker, art curator.
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“The Pool” by American artist Jen Lewin – literally invites the audience to touch the art. And not just to touch it, but stand on it, dance and jump on it. It is a very different experience from being in a museum, and both young and old will be enchanted by the light works,” Burcu Aldinç, editor, Daily Sabah.
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“From interactive sound and light sculptures that inspire people into play, to woven fiber video curtains that reflect movement, or giant, robotic, ethereal moths that dance based on human touch. Lewin’s ability to utilize technology as a medium is rare and unprecedented. She brings an organic, feminine quality to her electronic work that leaves viewers enchanted and surprised,” Lauren Mosenthal, interviewer, Inspiring People in Creative Spaces.
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Delighted people worldwide step, hop, and skip into a seemingly simply but technologically complex environment where they can individually or collectively create dazzling, luminous patterns. Light is enlisted and directed through chance choreography. One form of energy—human movement—is transformed into another. The pooling of spontaneous collaborative effort create infinite variations on a theme. Lewin’s work has been wildly successful beyond the site-specific conditions and demographics of the playa at Burning Man,” Peter Bejger, editor, The Burning Man Journal
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“Lewin’s thoughtful vision intersects with a new demand for public art – to be modern and engaging – and she has seized on the moment,” Diane Seo, contributor,  Ku’u Punahou.
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