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November-December 2021 (Miami, FL) –

Internationally renowned NYC based artist Jen Lewin will be guest speaking at the Forecast Public Art Cocktail Hour on Friday, December 3rd from 3-5pm. There will be a meet and greet with other public artists, curators, art lovers, and supporters to learn more about Jen’s signature works in the Miami area. RSVP for this free event here.

Artwork descriptions:

Lewin’s works titled Andante and Helix are a pair of sculptures that combine mathematical, musical, and dance principles into interactive experiences that stimulate auditory, tactile, and visual senses.

“Andante”, in dance and music, refers to a slow temp, or gradual, fluid motion. Lewin’s sculpture of the same name is derived from a staff in which each tube of light becomes a bar of music. Andante plays tones based loosely on pentatonic scale, which is often found in traditional Chinese music and sounds as if it shifts fluidly between major and minor tonalities. 

Helix, a series of twenty-four spires laid out in the form of a nautilus shell, is based on the dimensions of the golden ratio. We see the golden ratio all around us in nature from the petals of a lily, to spiral galaxies, hurricane patterns, and even the ratios of human faces.

These works are positioned at opposite ends of the Paseos and were commissioned by Codina Partners and the City of Doral as part of their new interactive arts program that features the work of leading digital, sculpture, lighting, and performance artists in Downtown Doral, Miami’s premier town center. 

Find out more at luxdoral.com .

December 2021-January 2022 (Athens, GR) –Internationally renowned public installation artist Jen Lewin will bring her massive interactive landscape, Aqueous to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center’s annual light installation. This will be Lewin’s second installation at SNFCC. Built in 2017, Aqueous is a series of large-scale interactive meandering pathways of swirling light. As visitors run, walk, dance, jump and play across it, they are able to generate an infinite amount of changes to the works’ colors and reflections. 

Consisting of 10,000 square feet of dichroic panels that extend across the terrain in dazzling patterns, Aqueous is one of the first pattern-based sculptures built at scale. Each panel is wired with colored LED lights that transform, pulsate, or harmonize when touched. During the day Aqueous gives viewers the illusion of swimming in the clouds and nighttime viewers the feeling of intergalactic expanse. When the sun sets, Aqueous is programmed to become a dance between artwork and its viewers, all thanks to Lewin’s intricately coded software. If the viewer taps on a single platform at night, lights ripple or slash outward from where they stand. But if they run or walk across the platforms, a trail of blinking light follows them. Jen says there are “Easter eggs in there too”. Meaning, depending on the viewers touch the artwork will set off colorful explosions across the entire platform. 

Beginning December 1st 2021 until January 6th 2022, Aqueous will be at Stavros Niarchos Park located at Leof. Andrea Siggrou 364, Kallithea 176 74, Greece from 6am-8pm.  SNFCC visitors will be given free tours of the installation. For more information, visit snfcc.org.

 

 

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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