Infamous Cabrini-Green Projects To Be Demolished

As the Chicago Housing Authority begins demolishing the now-vacant urban renewal project, artist Jan Tichy is preparing an art installation to on commemorate the site reflecting on the themes of home, housing, and community.
March 27, 2011, 5am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Tichy, a faculty member at the Art Institute of Chicago, is working with a social worker and 25 of his students on the art installation.

Reporter Brian Costello describes the project:

"On the morning of March 28, Tichy and his team plan to place a module in each of the apartments at 1230 N. Burling. That evening, the LEDs will come to life, silently flickering to the rhythm of the kids' stories and poems. The spectacle will run from 7 PM to 1 AM that night and every night thereafter, until the Heneghan Wrecking Company completes demolition-about four to six weeks. Tichy expects the white light generated by the LEDs to reflect the colors of the walls around them, giving observers outside a prismatic display."

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Published on Friday, March 25, 2011 in The Chicago Reader
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