Newfields' Lume will show Indiana artists' multisensory work for the first time

Hoosier digital artists will soon see their work come alive in The Lume, the multisensory, cinema-like fourth-floor gallery inside the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

With the Indy Arts Council, Newfields has chosen Charlie Borowicz, Jessica Dunn and Landon Caldwell — all from Indianapolis — and Brian Trippi of Bloomington to create the new 3-minute featurettes that will launch one by one between March 17 and April 14.

Jessica Dunn and Landon Caldwell are among the Hoosier artists who have been commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields to create a featurette for The Lume.
Jessica Dunn and Landon Caldwell are among the Hoosier artists who have been commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields to create a featurette for The Lume.

The opportunity is the first of its kind for The Lume, which has been open for about a year and a half. In May 2022, Newfields called The Lume its most-attended exhibit ever, with more than 235,000 people visiting in its first year. The exhibit centers most of its looping show on one famous main subject, which currently is Claude Monet and 19th-century artists in Paris.

Shorter featurettes display before and after the main subject. That's where the Hoosier artists' new works will come into play.

This spring, for the first time, Indiana creatives will design the immersive art of the featurettes. The featurettes have previously been provided by Grande Experiences, the Australian company Newfields has worked with to build the The Lume.

The new works will be unveiled across three launch parties after hours at the museum. Tickets are available at discovernewfields.org at $29 for the public and $22 for members.

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Here's a look at what's coming and when to see it.

Charlie Borowicz is among the artists commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields for The Lume.
Charlie Borowicz is among the artists commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields for The Lume.

"Semblant" by Charlie Borowicz (launching March 17): The immersive video explores perspective and boundaries between such ideas as the ordinary and fantastic, fear and awe, and grace and power. Borowicz is a multidisciplinary artist who works with photo, video, sound and 3D animation to explore transitions and chance.

"Reverie Garden" by Jessica Dunn and Landon Caldwell (launching April 7): Hikes in Indiana parks, biodiversity and sounds from nature provided the inspiration for this audio-visual work that uses painting and animation techniques. Dunn, also known as Sesseka, led the project's visuals. She has a painting and sculpture background that she uses as a multimedia artist. Caldwell, who composed the audio, often focuses on environment and family and class.

Brian Trippi is among the artists commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields for The Lume.
Brian Trippi is among the artists commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields for The Lume.

"Into the Latent Space" by Brian Trippi (launching April 14): Human creativity combined with artificial intelligence is the idea behind the work, which includes millions of dancing particles in a swirling cloud and images from nature coming apart in pixels. Trippi, who is a music producer and digital artist, uses technology as a tool in the artistic process.

The exhibit will be up until early 2024, when the museum will select new artists' work for the featurettes.

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