Channel Two Video Artwork Channel at 21c Museum Hotels

As an extension of its mission to make art more accessible, 21c Museum is proud to present Channel Two, a video artwork channel that debuted at opening in 2006. Available for viewing in hotel guest rooms and in the Proof on Main bar, Channel Two is dedicated to continually showcasing a rotating selection from 21c’s library of over 60 original video works by living contemporary artists.

Past selections have included work by moving-image pioneers such as Burt Barr, Abbas Kiarostami and Bill Viola. Features change regularly, with recent highlights including new work by artists Yinka Shonibare, Jay Bolotin, Mark Bradford, Anthony Goicolea and Alyson Shotz’s. New selections from our collection are being screened periodically, so stay tuned.

Flow 5.0 by Daan Roosegaarde at 21c Museum Hotel (Bentonville, Arkansas)

Smart Wall FLOW 5.0 by Daan Roosegaarde from Studio Roosegaarde on Vimeo.

This interactive sculpture by Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde is a smart wall composed of hundreds of ventilators that respond to visitors. As viewers approach, sensors located within the sculpture are activated as fans, blowing air onto passersby and into the surrounding space. By walking, speaking, and interacting with its surface, the viewer triggers the emergence of an illusive landscape created out of transparent fields and artificial winds. One of a series such works, this site-specific FLOW 5.0 heightens the visitor’s consciousness—of self, of space, of others, while actually becoming the connection between space and technology. In default mode, FLOW 5.0 creates a series of changing geometric patterns, and, sometimes, a letter may appear: A, E, or R.

The Next Black – A film about the Future of Clothing

‘The Next Black’ is a documentary film that explores the future of clothing. Watch as we meet with some of the most innovative companies on the planet to get their opinion on clothing and its future, including: heroes of sustainability, Patagonia; tech-clothing giants, Studio XO; sportswear icon, adidas; and Biocouture, a consultancy exploring living organisms to grow clothing and accessories.

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Produced by Electrolux’s AEG unit and House of Radon