As part of the Serving Abroad…Through Their Eyes photography project, Art in Embassies commissioned Lincoln Schatz to create a video montage incorporating audio and images selected from photographs of daily life by current and former military and Foreign Service personnel while serving overseas. Schatz’s work debuted at the U.S [...]
The Network, video portraits of contemporary American leadership and innovation in Washington, DC. The work is now part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and is on view in the third floor galleries. The book, The Network: Portrait Conversations, was published by Smithsonian Books and can be purchased here. Visit the [...]
Time Lapse Video of Installation at Latin School of Chicago Forfeiting control Starting at an early age, we are innately driven to commandeer decision making in our small, yet ever growing world. The creation and evolution of our individual identity is something that we zealously protect. When sitting for a portrait, this comes into extreme [...]
1000 foot Chicago is a generative aerial portrait of the Chicagoland landscape. Filming via helicopter, footage was captured at a low-altitude while circling in and around Chicago. The generative process lends itself to the diversity of the city’s surrounding landscape. Agricultural, industrial, residential, and commercial settings, as well as forest preserves, are investigated in this [...]
Subscribe to the podcast here. Meet The Participants: Chapter Two Cure Violence: Portrait of an Epidemic (2009) Conceived by video artist Lincoln Schatz, Cure Violence: Portrait of an Epidemic is a composite video portrait of more than fifty Chicagoans committed to ending gun violence. Schatz created the work in conjunction with CeaseFire, an Illinois nonprofit [...]
Subscribe to the podcast here. Meet The Participants: Chapter One Cure Violence: Portrait of an Epidemic (2009) Conceived by video artist Lincoln Schatz, Cure Violence: Portrait of an Epidemic is a composite video portrait of more than fifty Chicagoans committed to ending gun violence. Schatz created the work in conjunction with CeaseFire, an Illinois nonprofit [...]
Portrait of a Distribution Network is an ongoing, system-wide exploration of the three divisions of Reyes Holdings. Lincoln Schatz’s generative video is a visualization of the complex interactions within an organization. While the captured footage documents the multiple perspectives behind the day-to-day operations, Schatz’s custom software releases these processes from a linear narrative to reveal [...]
Portrait of Selden Paterson is a generative portrait of an art student living in Chicago. By breaking away from the traditional, static modes of portraiture, Lincoln Schatz produces a video composite of the individual immersed in the day-to-day. Schatz’s methodology provides the viewer with a richer, fuller understanding of the sitter, as the video allows [...]
“I look at a wave and see reflection, pattern, shape, size, speed, color and transparency. Each wave is unique and part of a massive generative system. I think about tide charts and cycles of movement over time. While I cognitively understand them, I am simultaneously humbled by their immensity and power. It is important to [...]
Esquire‘s Portrait of the 21st Century is one element of the magazine’s 75th Anniversary celebration. Esquire‘s anniversary issue, to be published in September, will examine the century that is just beginning, in part by profiling the 75 most influential people of the 21st century. Esquire and Hearst commissioned the sculptor and new-media artist Lincoln Schatz [...]
My City captures Chicago’s changing lakefront as it cycles through days, seasons, and ultimately, years. Commissioned for the historic Blackstone Hotel, Lincoln Schatz’s generative portrait displays a panoramic landscape on two plasma screens situated behind the front desk. Schatz mounted a pan/tilt/zoom robotic camera on the northeast corner of the hotel’s roof, 24 floors up, [...]
Portraiture has historically been a means to immortality for the sitter. Traditionally portraits are staged, single moments bound by the time in which the individual modeled for the artist. Lincoln Schatz builds on this tradition with a new multi-disciplinary work, Cube, that combines attributes of architecture, sculpture, new media, relational aesthetics, and performance to create [...]
I, You, We observes its surroundings through a single camera and shares one record of memories among three screens. Each screen reconstructs what is seen through its own set of rules and methods, which creates three individual takes on the same events.
From Here is a large-scale interactive generative video work commissioned by Dallas developer Billingsley Company for the entrance of One Arts Plaza in the heart of Dallas’ Arts District. The building is situated on the museum campus opposite the Dallas Museum of Art. Focusing on the phenomenon of how multiple observers can experience the same [...]
For this project, Lincoln Schatz created a multi-perspective generative video work that examines the development of 600 North Fairbanks, a Helmut Jahn-designed high-rise tower, from its first incursion into the ground, through construction, and into its emergence onto the Chicago skyscape. Approximately 18 months of video layers from four cameras mounted on and near the [...]
End of Boom is a single-camera piece that is part of the 600 Fairbanks Project. The work refers to the source camera mounted at the end of the horizontal boom on the tower crane, which is constantly rotating over the construction site.
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Cluster is a high definition generative video portrait that evolves over a minimum of eight years by accruing thin slices of video from its environment and storing them onto a computer. Crisp and vibrant, Cluster creates a new reality in which all time is compressed. The work is both generative and interactive; it is constantly [...]
Slip was created for the Catharine Clark Gallery’s Video Room in 2006. As a single-channel generative video portrait, it reassembles a narrative of its memories through a series of intersecting windows.
I am Here is a commission for a private collection in Shanghai, China. Two screens are mounted opposite the elevator door that delivers you directly into the apartment. One camera captures you exiting the elevator, and a second camera – 28 stories away – records people entering and exiting the building.