SAIC at 900


On view each day from 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
900 N. Michigan Ave.

SAIC has partnered with the high-end, luxury galleria, 900 North Michigan Shops, to present a gallery of innovative work by students, faculty, and alumni. Located on the 6th floor of the shopping center across from Bloomingdale's, SAIC at 900 features rotating exhibitions of interdisciplinary art and design on the north end of the Magnificent Mile.

Brannon Dorsey (BFA 2016) and Pablo Gnecco, Between the Two of These, 2014

Between the Two of These is a media art installation themed around the virtual de/construction of digital portraits caused by the movement of viewers and passersby in a physical space. 

 Its first iteration was installed on an 80-foot building facade in downtown Atlanta, GA. At night the installation sensed movement from pedestrians on the street and triggered the slow deconstruction of the virtual scene over time. Documentation of this work can be seen on the TV outside of this gallery space.

 The installation in this gallery space uses recorded footage from the sidewalk outside of the Atlanta location to control the fragmentation of the 3D-scanned and modeled faces depicted onscreen. This iteration of the artwork utilizes multiple viewpoints and virtual camera angles that allow the viewer to further explore the present in the virtual scene.

Past SAIC at 900 artists have included:
Jeremiah Jones (MFA 2013)
Ethan Rose (MFA 2013)
SAIC's Fashion Design students
Jessica Fu (MFA 2015) and Tobias Zehntner (MFA 2015)
Programming Sound: Synthesis, featuring Simon JW Briggs, Raychel Brightman, Austen Brown, Nicholas Davis, Jesse H. Laier, Christopher Maves, Daniel Spangler, and Mike Sullivan
Alyssa Moxley (MFA 2014)
Yaloopop (MFA 2014)
Michael Hadley (MFA 2015)
Austen Brown (MFA 2015)
Sanaz Sohrabi (MFA 2014)