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ITP Alumnus Ed Purver Creates Permanent Art Installation in Chicago

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018

"Swirls of color are generated by the upwards motion of a ferris wheel and the movement of a carousel"

"Swirls of color are generated by the upwards motion of a ferris wheel and the movement of a carousel"

When tasked with creating piece for a galley-like lobby in the city of Chicago, ITP Alumnus Ed Purver utilized an algorithmic installation to transform neighborhood scenes into impressionist abstractions. The 14-foot wide, 23-foot tall digital art installation features color compositions that deconsctruct video footage of life in Chicago's River North neighborhood. The locally-shot scenes dissolve into abstract patterns using Ed's custom-designed software. The installation is intentailly slow and meditative, creating a collage of transitions into abstraction and then into legible video imagery.

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