Color Jam: A Color Explosion In Chicago’s Public Space

Colorful urban interventions are probably the best kind: they’re bright, they’re fun, and they’re wonderfully unconventional. We’ve written about painted bus loops in Bratislava and painted roadways in small Swiss villages before, but this one just takes the cake.

American visual artist Jessica Stockholder (who was partially trained in Vancouver, I might add) brings us Color Jam, an art piece that will span hundreds of meters and be located on sidewalks, roadways, and the sides of buildings this Summer in Chicago. Located at a major intersection in Chicago’s Loop, fluorescent colors will cover every part of, well, every thing, placing the passerby dead in the centre of the piece.

Color Jam is currently being painted, and the progress can be gradually seen on the live webcam on the Art Loop 2012 website.