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Contemporary Architecture Installation junio 19, 2010

Posted by christian saucedo in Other projects.

Contemporary Architecture presents an minimalist installation commissioned by New York based Artistsspace galery. Two digits of 7-segment display –formed using industrial fluorescent tubes– are suspended from the ceiling. The installation is light sign, information carrier, and light source at the same time.

As a “display”, the installation is used to show the current time in minutes. At the same time –as light installation– it is the only light source inside the exhibition space and therefore it serves as the necessary pragmatic lighting source. While the displayed information is changing every minute, the over all light intensity is kept on a constant level during all times, thus the appearance of the exhibition space is changed subtly but constantly. In the exhibition space “below” the installation above is contextualized, both conceptually and within realU’s body of work.

realities:united prioritizes organization-as-design above elemental or ornamental design. In this sense the installation’s design is the idea rather than the object. The “normal” is connected and re-arranged in a manner which results in an effect greater than sum of its parts. The goal is not to beguile the viewer with shiny objects, rather it is to collect and organize the environment in a subtle, non-intrusive, yet fundamentally altering way. This effort ideall breathes some life into the ambient technology, perhaps even some playfulness, which hints at the potential without an overt aesthetic agenda, and with an incorporative attitude towards content.

Resource: http://www.realities-united.de/#PROJECT,76,2,I886_30


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