Light Totem

Submitted by Rob Shakespeare

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Client: Indiana University Art Museum

Location: Bloomington, IN, United States

Completion date: 2014

Artwork budget: $125,000

Project Team

Client

Adelheid Gealt

Indiana University

Artist

Rob Shakespeare

Shakespeare Lighting Design

Overview

Light Totem was originally completed in 2007 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the I.M.Pei designed museum: $85,000. Redesigned and made permanent 2007: $60,000. Embellished including interactive lighting 2014: $60,000. 70 ft. tall aluminum with LED lighting.

Goals

The goal was to celebrate the architecture of the IU Art Museum, create a nighttime destination, and redefine the entrance to the museum.

Process

Collaboration with the Director of the Art Museum to develop this site specific installation.

Additional Information

Light Totem continues to be a nighttime destination for the campus and community. Performances, weddings, and a multitude of events now take place in the plaza which Light Totem anchors.