Projects From The Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago

Anna’s MFA thesis work

Anna Showers-Cruser fabricated the steel armatures for her work in the 2016 MFA thesis exhibition And No One Fish In The Middle in the Logan metal shop! Come see this work in the Logan Center Exhibitions Gallery and in the Gidwitz lobby until June 12!

Run For Cover- Gold

Uchicago A Cappella group Run For Cover recently recorded a cover of Gold, a song by Adventure Club, at the Logan Center. This track was awarded a perfect score of 5.0 by the Recorded A Cappella Review Board, and won catgory runner-up in the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards, 2016.

Ari’s Book Wheel

Ari Feldman’s book wheel creation was based on Agostino Ramelli’s designs, published in 1588. This construction uses a system of gears to rotate several books in front of a stationary reader. Quite a way to get your reading done!

Voices In Your Head: Show Me How You Burlesque

The new single by UChicago a cappella group Voices In Your Head, “Show Me How You Burlesque,” was recorded at the Logan Center using equipment and resources from the media center. A cover of a Christina Aguilera song, it was the opener of the 2015 International Championship of A Cappella set for which Voices were…

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Healing Home

Fire Escape Films presents Healing Home, directed by Anna Gregg and released in April 2016. Grace McLeod of Fire Escape Films says, “Two young women experience the effects of divorce as they cope with living in separated households. This short film utilized LED panels, ARRI lights, and Glidecam technology from the Logan Media Center.”  …

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With Family

Fire Escape Films presents With Family, directed by directed by Sean Raju and Mimi Wilcox, and released in April 2016. Grace McLeod of Fire Escape Films explains, “After the passing of their parents, an older sister loses sight of what is best for her two younger siblings. This short film utilized lighting and sound equipment…

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By The Bog of Cats

By The Bog of Cats, a University Theater production, featured this tree scenic element. Constructed in the Logan Shop, it consists of an OSB (wood) armature covered with chicken wire, burlap, muslin, and rosin paper. The structure was embedded with lights that were controlled through the console as part of the overall lighting design. Lighting…

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Yellow Wallpaper

All of us at the Logan Center were deeply saddened by the loss of Renata Horowitz. Renata was a vibrant presence around the building, and at the Logan Media Center in particular. Yellow Wallpaper is a video piece Renata made using LMC equipment. It is exemplary of her creative spirit. For more on how Renata…

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