Habitat 44º - The Art of Reconstruction

An architectural model of a pavilion is fabricated, recorded in holographic space, and positioned with its virtual self, playing on a duality of what is physical and what is virtual. Illuminated glass objects interact with the architecture creating a complex void of transparent material suspended in a dark room. The experimental objects arranged in this space divert the viewer into a natural motion back and forth to observe their intersection and their separation. This interactivity, instigated by the viewer, is an ongoing dialogue that occurs in the space and puts into question: What is virtual? What is physical? This is the result of what I define as “The Art of Reconstruction.”

Taking a constructivist art making approach, the research is conducted in order to construct a theory and practice of environmental holography. Read the thesis.

The illumination of the Habitat 44º pavilion model, being setup for exposure.

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