150 Media Stream is a multi-faceted achievement in art, architecture and technology that celebrates the transformational power of art as collective experience and explores the interplay of art, space and viewership in both public and private contexts.

During regularly scheduled “artists’ moments,” residents and visitors come together to experience media art displayed at a grand scale, as 89 LED blades stretching 150 feet long and rising 22 feet high ignite into light, color, and movement. Developed in partnership with Chicago’s premier arts, culture and higher learning institutions and private supporters, the 150 Media Stream is an international platform for both rising and established Chicago, US and global media artists.

The installation also features competitively selected collaborative works by exceptional art educators and students through its groundbreaking media arts program, ensuring a truly representative cross-section of Chicago’s diverse arts community.

Located at 150 North Riverside Plaza in Chicago, the 150 Media Stream is the only structure of its kind dedicated to showcasing Chicago artists, culture and history alongside renowned and emerging artists from around the world.

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April 21 – June 30 2017
Streaming Artist Jason Salavon

Viewing hours for 150 N Riverside tenants and guests:
Monday–Friday: 8–9:30am, 12–1pm, 4:30–6pm

Open to public starting Friday April 21 at 6pm
Initial Public Viewing Hours:
Friday: 6–8pm
Saturday: 1–5pm
Sunday: 1–5pm

Jason Salavon’s work interweaves art, information technology and daily life. Using self-designed software processes, Salavon generates and reconfigures masses of communal material drawn from popular culture and quotidian experience, transforming the everyday into photographic prints, video installations and other art objects.

By manipulating the roles of individual elements within diverse visual populations, Salavon presents new perspectives on the familiar, surfacing unexpected patterns and exploring—or redefining— relationships between part and whole, individual and group. His work has been exhibited worldwide and is included in many prominent public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Salavon currently serves as an associate professor in the Department of Visual Arts and the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago.

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If you are interested in submitting artwork for 150 Media Stream, please send a portfolio and resume to project curator and creative director Yuge Zhou at info@150mediastream.com. If you are under consideration to become a featured artist, you will be contacted.

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writing by leslie adams creative
design by the narrative: branding & design
photography by michael salisbury