Shade Installation

Chicago, 05-01-2011

In this installation at the Arts Institute Chicago, Simon Heijdens has created a window which changes according to external weather conditions. Triangles of special film are applied to the glass.

The film is linked to monitors which monitor wind currents passing the glass and allow the film to change from translucent to transparent letting more or less sunlight in.

The window changes throughout the day, creating beautiful shadows and patterns on the walls, echoing the changes of nature.

Heijdens writes: As the angle of light and patterns of wind are continuously changing throughout the day and year, the perpetual character of the artificial space is reconnected with an evolving, unplanned natural timeline.

The installation is part of the Hyperlinks exhibition and is on display until July 20th, 2011.