Image: Installation view of Jennifer Steinkamp’s “Madame Curie,” 2011, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.
This fall, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) will launch Street Views, a new exhibition series of large-scale video art that will be projected onto the museum’s Washington Boulevard facade. The series’ inaugural exhibition will feature work by pioneering digital media artist Jennifer Steinkamp, on view October 11 - December 29. Often incorporating lush, nature-based imagery, Steinkamp’s digital video animations alter architectural spaces, taking viewers beyond the physical boundaries of a built environment to contemplate their surroundings in new ways. Using powerful video projectors and a complex computer algorithm, Steinkamp’s installation at CAM will transform the museum’s characteristic crisp lines into a dynamic curtain of undulating flowers and leaves, creating a digital garden among the metal and concrete of the building.