Burnham Plan Centennial Committee, Metropolis 2020 and the City of Chicago celebrated the centenary of the Burnham Plan of Chicago by commissioning Zaha Hadid Architects to design a pavilion and The Gray Circle to create a floor-to-ceiling multi-layered video installation about Chicago.

Researching Chicago's history, filming over hundreds of locations across the city and interviewing 56 prominate Chicagoans and local school childern, our team accomplished a striking, 7 1/2 minute film installation

“The installation, which evocatively conveys sounds and images of Burnham's Chicago as well as visions for tomorrow's metropolis, is crucial to cluing in parkgoers this is a pavilion with a purpose, not a mere folly."
- Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune Full review...

Pavilion - Zaha Hadid Architects
Location - Millennium Park Chicago
Sound - Lou Mallozzi of Experimental Sound Studio
Lighting - Tracey Dear of Dear Productions

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SITE SPECIFIC - PERMANENT

HIPPODROME CASINO 57 Screen Video Installation

LES AMBASSADEURS CLUB Interior Projections

CANVAS OF LIGHT Projection on Glass

SITE SPECIFIC - EVENTS

CHICAGO PAVILION: ZAHA HADID Installation Art

EGYPT PAVILION: ZAHA HADID Documentary Art

REBIRTH: DREAMS & MEMORIES Saatchi Gallery

WHISPERS Outdoor Daylight Video Installation

SITE SPECIFIC - IN DEVELOPMENT

CAMDEN REGENT SCHOOL Digital Light Sculpture

UNDER CURRENTS Outdoor Interactive Installation

STAIRLIGHT Outdoor Site Specific Public Art

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LIGHTSCAPES

THE GRAY CIRCLE