TOPOLOGICAL [YELLOW] DAYDREAM

PASSAGES CONVERGENTS

Group Exhibition at Salle de diffusion de Parc-Extension

Curator: Mariza Rosales-Argonza

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

September 7 - October 7, 2018

ITopological [Yellow] Daydream is an interactive installation that presents a virtual space in constant motion between physical and digital planes. A video projection of a 3D graphic animation immerses the gallery space, taking viewers into the vastness of a virtual suburbian galaxy. This multimedia installation presents digital architectural houses that can be navigated by the viewers. When entering the gallery space, viewers encounter a large projection in front of a yellow plastic screen (6’x4’) that hangs in front of it. As viewers approach the installation they find a trackpad on a plinth which allows viewers to control the projected image and the sound of the work. Furthermore this installation includes a reflective black plexiglass/vinyl surface on the floor, below the projection, to further expand the projected image. The physical materials used in this installation, plexiglass/vinyl and plastic, work as reflective screens and visual filters, which are activated through the light of the projected image and the position of the viewers. When experiencing this work, viewer’s perception of physical and virtual space constantly translates through the echoes of the images and sounds present around the built environment. The 3D architectural models are found on the surface of the gallery wall, the yellow plastic and the floor, completely immersing the viewers. Topology, as a mathematical term, refers to the exploration of how shapes preserve their permanence in change, by only twisting and stretching, without ever breaking and losing their original self. This concept related back to the transposition of the body as it moves from physical and virtual experiences. As viewers inhabit the exhibition site, they virtually journey through a familiar place- a home.

 

The installation work, Topological [Yellow] Daydream, presents a suspended state of a mixed reality that generates a topological exploration of an intimate space. The installation aims to examine the interactions of the body with virtual environments, as it investigates how we identify, engage, and understand space, and furthermore how this perception is affected by the ubiquity of digital media in our everyday. By merging architectural 3D animations, digital video, sound and reflective materials; this installation immerses the viewer in an endless transfer across geographical, psychological, physical and virtual borders.

Photo credit: Abraham Mercado

 

 

Photo credit: Abraham Mercado

 

 

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