My City - Lincoln Schatz

My City - 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, and he programmed the camera to move in a complex series of paths that sweep across and zoom into the vista. My City takes in views of Grant Park, Lake Michigan, Monroe Harbor, Millennium Park, Art Institute of Chicago, Navy Pier, Michigan Avenue, Soldier Field, and the shores of Indiana and Michigan.