From dusk until 11 p.m. nightly, a film installation is projected onto the Zaha Hadid Burnham Pavilion’s fabric interior. From three different points inside the pavilion, two from the front and one from the rear of the screen, the projection creates a fully immersive, intermittently 3-D effect. The film, running on a continuous loop, impressionistically reflects Chicago's transformation from 1909 to the present, and includes the voices of people throughout the Chicago region sharing their visions of the future. The 7½-minute, wide-screen installation is by Chicago-educated/London-based video artist Thomas Gray of the Gray Circle with a soundtrack by Lou Mallozzi of Chicago’s Experimental Sound Studio.
Partial support for the Thomas Gray film provided by Barbara Bluhm-Kaul and Don Kaul.