The Alive wrote Window treatments
By Melissa Starker
May 29, 2008
The giant, outdoor advertising screens that have sprung up in the city are all within walking distance of the Gay Street home to art spaces Skylab and The Shelf. Which got some artists involved with the spaces thinking, why should ads be the only moving images to get such a large, hard-to-ignore canvas?
On Saturday night, those artists will go live with an experiment on a similar scale, entitled 28 Windows. Along with an installation and live sounds inside the building — created by Hugs & Kisses, Envelope, Jacoti Sommes and djtal — every window of 57 E. Gay will be filled with rear projections of short video works from eight different artists, running on a continuous loop. Speakers mounted to the building facade will amplify a synched soundtrack by Chad Shepherd, who’ll also perform live that evening.