This multimedia celebration of color features DJs, interactive art exhibits, and "chromatic environments." Info/tix
MMOCA is celebrating color with a night of interactive exhibits featuring artists and designers pulled from around the Midwest. You'd think sight would be the focus here, but all five senses are covered, with DJs (including local standouts like Glynis and the Queer Pressure crew), colorful food, and interactive exhibits (of the "please touch" variety). One wonders if there is also some extra stuff to smell. According to a MMOCA press release, each "chromatic environment" at Chroma will be dedicated to a single color.
One artist, Jan Brugger, who has a BFA from UW-Madison and teaches art at Purdue and the University of Chicago, will present an green-screen installation "somewhere between a creative, DIY television studio and a bright, interactive photo booth." The space around participants will dissolve into the green, surrounded instead by one of Brugger's animations. Another artist involved is Ben Orozco, who worked with neon to create a minimal but tropically serene environment in a recent solo show at the Memorial Union. Guests are also encouraged to design and wear a costume based on a color of their choice, with a contest and prize for each of the primary colors on the rainbow spectrum. It is not yet confirmed if Roy G. Biv will be in attendance. —Reid Kurkerewicz