Four artists worked together on Lumen, an immersive installation that first debuted in Rome in 2014. Inspired by the relative optimism of Pope Francis, then newly elected, the piece modernizes a church setting with sleek white pews, fragrant thyme plantings in lieu of incense, and the altar replaced by a video showing light changing in the corner of an anonymous room. It’s worth visiting, though the video unintentionally reminded me of Jamie Keenan’s creepy Lolita cover, the one where bubblegum pink walls transform into a child’s thighs. Catherine Wagner is the visual artist, Thomas Kelley the architect, Eric Nathan the composer, and Loretta Gargan the landscape architect.
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October 16 2017