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Art on theMART

  • Art, Film and video
  • Merchandise Mart
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Choral at Art on theMART
Photograph: Courtesy of Art on theMart

Time Out says

Projecting a 25-story-tall video installation on the side of the Merchandise Mart, Art on theMart's spring program focuses on two climate change-themed projections presented in partnership with the Shedd Aquarium. The first, Floe, was created by Chicago choreographer Carrie Hanson (in collaboration with her dance company, The Seldoms) and spotlights climate change through melting ice, extreme weather and the human body, set to soundscapes of icebergs, water and rain. The second, Choral, is by the collaborative localStyle and depicts the human impact on coral ecosystems.

Art on theMART's array of 34 digital projectors display the 30-minute program at 8:30 and 9pm every evening. The show is best viewed from the section of the Chicago Riverwalk between Wells Street and Franklin Street.


Event website:
Merchandise Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Cross street:
between Wells and Orleans Sts
El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Merchandise Mart. Bus: 11, 125.
Opening hours:
Mon–Fri 9am–5pm; Sat 10am–3pm

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