Night Lily

Monos Menos Manos

The Night Lily is a floral kinetic sculpture which combines art and technology to create a spirited and organic representation of the ever-evolving beauty of nature. Utilizing projection mapping, precision mechanics, textiles, and fluid dynamics, the Night Lily evokes an atmosphere of serenity and invites the eye to linger. During the day it lies mostly dormant—a beautiful flower bud sneaking out now and then for a peek at the world around it. At night, the ancient tonic of wildness breathes life into the Night Lily as it blooms into a mesmerizing spectacle of light, color, and motion. 360° animated textures and video shine on its petals, which bloom periodically using custom mechanics. Stimulating our sense of touch, the Night Lily "pollinates" viewers using a dry water mist illuminated by beams of light, producing a cooling sensation. The Night Lily is located outdoors, on the NE corner of Grandville Ave & Wealthy St. We recommend viewing the Lily at night for the best experience.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
  • Depth: 10'
  • Medium: 3d Mixed Media
  • Width: 10'
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 12' (fully bloomed)

About Monos Menos Manos

Monos Menos Manos is a Chicago-based artist collective that draws on a wealth of disciplines ranging from film, programming, and art theory to biology, engineering, and visual cognition research. They blur the lines between art and science to create immersive sensory experiences to stimulate the mind and excite the imagination.