Media Architecture: Lawrence Halprin’s vision for Public Art and Video Installations

Connecting landscape architecture and new media art, this video essay analyzes works by landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916 – 2009) and identifies contemporary media art projects implementing Halprin’s strategies.
Halprin’s iconic landscapes including Freeway Park in Seattle, Ira Keller Fountain and Lovejoy Fountain in Portland, and Levi’s Plaza in San Francisco are included along with works by curated artists, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Davide Quayola, Random International, Haubitz + Zoche, Nadine Schutz, and Isabelita Virtual. With the proliferation of video projection, screens and outdoor installations in cities, there is much to learn from this revolutionary landscape architect.

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