Creative Matters: Gerry Hofstetter, light artist
One of the world’s best known light artists, Gerry Hofstetter transforms buildings, monuments, and natural landscapes throughout the world into temporary works of art with spectacular light projections. He has illuminated icebergs, the Colosseum, Great Pyramids, Washington Cathedral, among many others. He will stop in Iowa City for his current project, the Light & Art Tour of the United States, which will highlight one monument in each state.
After his Creative Matters talk, Gerry will showcase a light performance on the side of the Old Capitol Museum.
As a former head of investment banking, Hofstetter holds degrees in business administration and marketing. In the Swiss Armed Forces, he was a Mountain Special Forces Captain and instructor for special operations in mountain warfare and combat search and rescue.
Creative Matters lecture series
Walters' talk is part of the Creative Matters lecture series sponsored by the UI Office of Research and Economic Development in collaboration with the UI Arts Advancement Committee. A Q&A session will follow her talk. The event is free and open to the public.
The Creative Matters lecture series, launched in Fall 2015, seeks to demonstrate that creativity and innovation are not only at the core of all research and discovery, but also central to our human experience. Our lineup of speakers includes artists, thinkers, builders, and doers who challenge conventional thinking about creativity, science, and artistic expression, and borrow from a range of influences and disciplines in their work.