Laser-projected images on moving steam screens, solar-tracked holograms, a 144-foot water prism and helium-lifted sky sculptures are some of the features of "Centerbeam," a kinetic performing group work exhibited at documenta 6 in Kessel, Germany (1977) and on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. (1978). Its production involved the participation of 22 artists at MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies—as well as science and engineering consultants. These illustrations, essays, and biographical profiles of the contributors provide a history of the work, documenting the unusual collaborative process that brought it into being.
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1979 Contribution 1979 photograph Advanced Visual Studies Alejandro artist Born Artists/5 Technologies ARTTRANSITION Awards and Honors beam Boston Cambridge Carl Nesjar Center for Advanced collaboration Contemporary Art Contribution to Centerbeam convex mirror cylindrical mirror Dietmar Loehrl Director documenta Education Elizabeth Goldring energy engineers environmental Exhibition of Graphic Exhibitions partial list Film flat mirror flowers Gallery Germany Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Art Graphic and Visual Gyorgy Kepes Harriet Casdin-Silver Heinz Mack helium holo holograms holographic Icarus imagery installation Institute of Contemporary Institute of Technology International Biennial Exhibition Iowa Star Joan Brigham Kassel kinetic laser laser projections Lowry Burgess Mark Mendel Massachu Massachusetts Massachusetts Institute Michael Naimark Michigan Mira Cantor National Mall Nishan Bichajian C.A.V.S./M.l.T. Otto Piene Paul Earls Paul Matisse performances Peter Campus Piene's Rapids Art Museum setts sky art sky events solar tracking Stan VanDerBeek tion Vienna Visual Art Walter Lewin Washington water prism York