Andy Warhol’s famous “Silver Clouds” installation uses silver helium-filled “pillows” which continuously float through the gallery. Originally installed in 1966 at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City, “Silver Clouds” inspired choreographer Merce Cunningham to create a dance work, David Tudor to create music and the artist Jasper Johns to create scenery. When the clouds take the main gallery space at Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) they will once again inspire creation. Hedwig Dances will create a “happening,” playfully mingling music, text and dance amidst the metallic floaters. In the spirit of the 1960s, Hedwig’s company of six dancers will use chance structures to craft a one-of-a-kind event that includes readings of Andy’s philosophy on life. Hedwig Dances will be one of five companies/dancers to use this visit by Warhol’s ethereal objects to spark their creativity. See the entire lineup at www.luc.edu/luma. William Scott)
At the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Loyola University, (312)915-6164. This production is now closed.