The Windmill Project at UCCS is comprised of 2,000 eight-foot tall posts with wind-activated components that turn small generators powering LED downlights. When installed outdoors, the site-responsive sculpture illuminates the wind’s movement across the landscape and visualizes “a living body of light.” The Windmill Project has been extended and will now be on view through October 2022.
In addition to being part of Art WithOut Limits, curated by Daisy McGowan, the work is also connected to a larger project, The Space(s) Between, a multi-site exhibition taking place during the 2020–2021 season in collaboration with University of Denver’s Vicky Myhren Gallery and featuring outdoor artworks between Colorado Springs and Denver along the I-25 corridor.
The Windmill Project was produced with the support of the CU President’s Fund for the Humanities and Colorado Creative Industries Season Support.
Above, watch a time-lapse video of the making of the Windmill Project. You can find more details on the Galleries of Contemporary Arts project, part of the Ent Center for the Arts at UCCS, online.