Ludvig Peres
& Mozart Elementary School
Ludvig Peres & Mozart Elementary School

 

 

Project Overview

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  • Artist — Ludvig Peres

  • School — Mozart Elementary School

  • Neighborhood — Logan Square

In the following of the Covid-19 epidemic, Chicago Public Schools made the decision to conduct all classes remotely until further notice. This decision created an array of different challenges for the individual schools, as well as the students and their families. 

This project aims to document how the Covid-19 epidemic changed the students’ day to day routines and how switching to remote learning impacted them and their families’ lives. My approach is to project and photograph ongoing online classes onto the walls of the empty classrooms, and then to project photos of the empty classrooms into students’ homes while they are in class. Thus metaphorically bringing the students back to school and the school back to the students.

 

Meet the Artist

Ludvig Peres

Ludvig Peres, Chicago, CPS Lives, Non-Profit Organization, Chicago Public Schools, Artist Residency

Ludvig Perés (b. Sweden) is a Chicago-based artist whose photo-based practice intersects traditional print media and sculpture. Perés’ artistic exploration is centered around technology’s rapid development and its impact on our lives. He employs a sociological approach to probe the relationship between technology and alienation, raising critical questions about its role in our hypermodern society.

Perés’ work has been featured in a number of exhibitions, including Fotografiska Talent 2018 at the Swedish Museum of Photography (Fotografiska) in Stockholm. The following year, he was invited to attend the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop XXXII to work and network with leading photo professionals. In 2022, he was awarded the IAP grant by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for his documentation of the Covid-19 pandemic’s hardships at Chicago public schools through his work with CPS Lives.

Through his artistic practice, Perés creates a space for reflection and contemplation, encouraging viewers to consider the consequences of our frenzied reliance on technology in our contemporary lives.

https://www.ludvigperes.com/

 

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Ludvig Perés (b. Sweden) is a Chicago-based artist whose photo-based practice intersects traditional print media and sculpture. Perés’ artistic exploration is centered around technology’s rapid development and its impact on our lives. He employs a sociological approach to probe the relationship between technology and alienation, raising critical questions about its role in our hypermodern society.

Perés’ work has been featured in a number of exhibitions, including Fotografiska Talent 2018 at the Swedish Museum of Photography (Fotografiska) in Stockholm. The following year, he was invited to attend the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop XXXII to work and network with leading photo professionals. In 2022, he was awarded the IAP grant by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for his documentation of the Covid-19 pandemic’s hardships at Chicago public schools through his work with CPS Lives.

Through his artistic practice, Perés creates a space for reflection and contemplation, encouraging viewers to consider the consequences of our frenzied reliance on technology in our contemporary lives.

https://www.ludvigperes.com/

 

Visit their Website
Ludvig Peres, Chicago, CPS Lives, Non-Profit Organization, Chicago Public Schools, Artist Residency

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