A Note From The Artist
Over the last 25 years, Jen Lewin has been honing a highly technical medium to fabricate large-scale interactive, public sculpture that encourages community interaction and play. Lewin’s use of form and interactive light create a world of light and shadow filled with human connection and magic. This is work that truly explores the reality of a world where both digital and physical connections permeate every aspect of our lives. Placing something interactive in a well-traveled area takes people by surprise and encourages a moment of play, leading them to experience it in a new way. This can lead to a profound contextual, connected community response within public space.
Flux Chandelier is a custom, interactive, mesh network sculpture permanently installed at The University of Akron in 2017. The sculpture is a series of four chandeliers throughout Zook Hall as part of the Ohio Arts Council’s Ohio’s Percent for Art program. The sculptures sense the height and movement of people as they pass underneath, which is reflected in the movement, patterns, and colors of the lighting throughout all four installations.
The Chandelier Harp, an interactive art installation where passing a hand through a low voltage laser produces a tone, by Jen Lewin Studio at an exhibition in the CU Art Museum. This solo exhibit was titled ‘Its Electric’ and featured a variety of light and sound based interactive art by artist Jen Lewin.
The Pool is an environment of giant, concentric circles created from interactive circular pads. By entering The Pool, you enter a world where play and collaborative movement create swirling effects of light and color. Imagine a giant canvas where you can paint and splash light collaboratively. As multiple users play in The Pool, their interactions become mesmerizing patterns of shifting and fading colors.
About Jen Lewin
Jen Lewin is an internationally renowned light and interactive sculptor based out of New York City. Over the last 15 years, Lewin has honed her highly technical medium to fabricate large-scale interactive sculptures that combine light, sound, and motion to encourage community interaction.