Design / Concepts

The Infinite Light of Texas

Light projected into a mirrored room created seemingly infinite patterns. The installation by Turkish artist Refik Anadol was for the first time introduced at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.

For the Infinity installation, Anadol used a cube-shaped room that was covered with mirrors. Projectors in the centre of each wall were programmed to work together – displaying light patterns that appeared to span across all room.
The artist installed mirrors on the ceiling and floor so that these moving images were reflected infinitely.
“Light is the major element in the experiment, used to blur and interconnect the boundaries between the two realms: actual/fictional and physical/virtual,” said Anadol. “It signifies the threshold between the simulacrum space created by the projection technology, and the physical space where the viewer stands.”The lighting sequence lasts around 12 minutes, during which time the visitor can occupy the space however they chose. However the effect is best experienced when lying on the floor, as demonstrated in short films that show a visitor entirely surrounded by the projections. Infinity forms part of Anadol’s Temporary Immersive Environment Experiments series of audio-visual installations, and was first created for the 40 Meters 4 Walls 8 Cubes exhibition – a project set up in 2015.
“In this project, ‘infinity’ [was] chosen as a concept [as] a radical effort to deconstruct the framework of this illusory space,” said Anadol. “[It] transgress the normal boundaries of the viewing experience, to set out to transform the conventional flat cinema projection screen into a three-dimensional kinetic and architectonic space of visualisation by using contemporary algorithms.

The South by Southwest (SXSW) festival and conference took place from 10 to 19 March 2017.

For  more information, please, visit Anadol´s official website.

Source: dezeen.com

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