Refik Anadol Interview: Interconnected CLT

“Interconnected,” the new public art installation by digital artist Refik Anadol at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, transforms airport operations data into a highly visible work of art. ASC is proud to have worked with the airport and the City of Charlotte to make this work possible. This story is by Basic Cable.

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Refik Anadol to Speak at DBC

Pleased to announce that Refik Anadol will be speaking at the Downtown Breakfast Club November 15th 

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YWCA GLA 125 Year Anniversary!

Congratulations from Isenberg & Associates, Inc.

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The Charlotte Observer

You might be right there, in Charlotte airport’s new artwork

“It’s the largest sculpture that artist Refik Anadol has ever created – and if you flew in or out of Charlotte back in the spring (or even if you just parked and picked someone up), you’re in it right now.”

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Charlotte Business Journal:

CLT expansion shows off tech-friendly approach

“As for the walls, there are three morphing pieces of digital artwork composed by Los Angeles artist Refik Anadol in the new concourse area. The most impressive and immersive follows the long hallway connecting the older portion of Concourse A with the new gates.

It covers connected screens 10 feet high and 140 feet long and features what the airport describes as “dynamic abstract visualizations” (is that a kind of therapy?) created from algorithms tied to mundane data such as arrivals and departures, baggage handling and so on. If that description leaves you confused, or even it doesn’t, just go take a look next time you’re at the airport and you’ll understand the general sentiment from Wednesday: It’s interesting and unique.

Anadol beamed with pride as he watched visitors take photos and gawk at the installation. Tying digital art and air travel together offered a natural way to show “how the world is connected to each other” while tapping into the natural emotions of travel, from hellos to goodbyes.”

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Refik Anadol: Melting Memories

Congratulations to Refik Anadol for international recognition for his artwork Melting Memories. You can find links to a selection of media coverage below:

Melting Memories: A Data-Driven Installation that Shows the Brain’s Inner Workings

Data Art : une œuvre montre comment s’agite votre cerveau… et c’est beau !


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DBC Roses & Lemon Breakfast Awards 2018


April 5, 2018— The Downtown Breakfast Club (DBC) on Thursday, April 5, 2018, bestowed a Rose award to the new Rossoblu restaurant in City Market South, one of several restaurants and bars recognized at the annual Roses and Lemon Awards Breakfast at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. At the same time, the DBC bestowed an acerbic “Lemon” to the city’s “self-inflicted gridlock” – the congestion resulting from the city’s too-often uncoordinated event and construction activity. Each year, the DBC celebrates Downtown’s best new entertainment and development, while calling-out as a Lemon for improvement.


The DBC mission is to encourage the orderly growth of Downtown Los Angeles. This year’s event – co-chaired by Shelby Jordan and Jean-Guy Poitras, and overseen by President Mike Savage – paid special attention to DTLA’s new crop of renowned and innovative restaurants and bars.

Eat, Drink, Repeat!

Rossoblu restaurant, masterminded by Chef Steve Samson in the new City Market South development, received the Rose for Best Upscale Restaurant. Also nominated were La Boucherie, LASA and The Exchange Restaurant. Best Casual Restaurant was The Mighty, by acclaimed husband and wife chef duo Quinn and Karen Hatfield. Also nominated were Sari Sari Store and So Long Hi. And winning for Best Bar was Prank Bar, considered L.A.’s first-ever walk-up bar. Runner-ups were Bar Clacson and Birds & Bees.

Home Sweet Home

With downtown living crucial to the area’s evolution, the Breakfast Club recognizes the best new residential developments. This year the DBC recognized three categories of residential development: Affordable, low-rise and high-rise. Luxury condominiums Ten50, by developer Trumark Urban, was the high-rise winner, with Atelier in second place. WREN, the new apartments developed by Mack Urban, was the winner with its 362 South Park residences. Also in this category were G12 and Stoa. And for affordable development, the DBC recognized The Six, the architecturally acclaimed project by Skid Row Housing Trust.

Heads in Beds

The DBC added a category this year for new hotels. Taking the Rose was Freehand Hotel, developer Sydell Group’s unique California take on a European-style hostel. Also recognized were Hotel Intercontinental, Hotel Indigo and Tuck Hotel.

Live, Work, Play

The Rose awards divided DTLA’s office market into new developments (commercial, retail, mixed-use and creative space) and new tenant spaces. Winning the award for best development was City Market South (also home of Rose-winner Rossoblu), the growing adaptive reuse of the oldest wholesale produce market in Los Angeles. Also nominated were Wilshire Grand Center, Harris Building and 537 S. Broadway. In the tenants category, the winner was Cushman & Wakefield’s new offices in the Wilshire Grand, followed by Knoll, Oaktree Capital Management and Paul Hastings.

The Rose Garden of Innovation

The DBC bestowed Roses on three extraordinary new places: Los Angeles State Historic Park (the transformation of the former, underused Cornfield yards), Metro Station at The BLOC (Los Angeles’s first subway portal connected to a large, mixed-use development) and USC Village (the $700 million student housing and retail complex).

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Superyacht Art Program

Michelle Isenberg worked with client to develop art program for Superyacht

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Do Ho Suh’s SCREEN

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OMAHA, NE.- KANEKO, located in the heart of the Old Market, introduces light, running from December 5th 2017 – March 31st, 2018. light at KANEKO is an interactive and visual art exhibition experience that explores art and science through light. 

light hosts a variety of performances, lectures, youth education, and hands-on creative experiences to connect visitors with their own creativity. Artists employ glass, sculpture and light itself to showcase the sublime beauty that light evokes aesthetically and thematically. The public will glean insight into scientific issues such as vision and optics, physiology of light energy, sustainability, light pollution and conservation. 

A large part of the exhibition is reliant on audience participation. Step inside an infinite abyss with Refik Anadol’s audiovisual installation. Interact and move through large geometric forms that change color, audio and intensity during an immersive light experience by Circus Family. Escape into a cocoon constructed of steel, wool, and found objects that absorbs you in a field of playable light by Taylor Dean Harrison. 

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Review: Dance Goes Digital at Impressive Barak Ballet Premiere

LA Times
By Laura Bleiberg

In the premiere of “E/Space,” Los Angeles choreographer Melissa Barak and her terrific dance ensemble took the Broad Stage audience on an ecstatic and mind-blowing 30-minute ride Saturday in the closing number on Barak Ballet’s three-piece program.

“E/Space” is a delightful melding of music, visual design and choreography. The work of Barak, media artist Refik Anadol and composer David Lawrence (this is their third collaboration), the ballet looks and feels like a living kaleidoscope. The nine dancers skitter about, regrouping and forming new patterns and shapes to a musical score that delivers its driving heartbeat, while Anadol’s digital imagery of lines and shooting stars is sometimes a catalyst for action, other times a decorative frame for the dancers.

We start by “falling” down a rabbit hole of sorts, like Alice, into a glowing white rectangle projected on a front scrim, its four sides growing larger to swallow us into a perspective-shifting helix. It dumps us mid-stage with a dancer waiting expectantly for us. Barak takes over with crisply energetic allegro dancing, adding a lively three dimensions to the digital drawings. A centrifugal cone of whirling lines matches the dancers spinning quickly in chaîné and piqué turns. Barak gives her dancers oversize movements so they aren’t overwhelmed by the ever-changing scenery around them; soloist Brian Gephart and lead couple Julia Erickson and Thomas Brown in particular excelled, but the whole cast galloped through this work with eagerness.

Two slow sections were slightly less engaging, and it felt unnecessary to have Anadol end the piece the way it began, with the audience rising out of the helix and spit from the rectangle to another dimension. But that’s quibbling. Lighting designer Nathan Scheuer made it easy for us to see the dancers through the scrim and amid all the squiggles. Costume designer Holly Hynes added the icing, dressing the women in sleek, pale blue leotards and shimmery skirts and the men, who danced without tops, in matching tights. “E/Space” could become a signature work.

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Wilshire Grand Center, tallest skyscraper in the West, debuts in downtown Los Angeles

LA Times
By Roger Vincent
June 23 2017

At 1,100 feet and the tallest building west of the Mississippi, L.A.’s newest skyscraper is hard to miss.

With a sweeping sail of a roofline, it stands out by day among the flat tops of its tall rivals and is illuminated at night with an enveloping expanse of ever-changing colored lights.

But for its owner, the best view of the Wilshire Grand Center is looking east from Koreatown, where the just-completed $1.35-billion tower can be viewed as a symbol of how much Korean immigrants and their descendants have shaped their adopted city of Los Angeles.

“From Olympic Boulevard, you can directly see this building, the tallest and in the center” of the downtown skyline, said Yang Ho Cho, chairman of Korean Air. “All the Korean community in L.A. is very proud of this.”

At the peak of visibility is the airline’s logo, emblazoned atop the the 73-story building that houses an InterContinental hotel, several floors of leasable office space and five restaurants.

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