Humans were once surrounded by nature and it is said that the Earth contained wonders that we can only imagine, yet as they advanced, they became alienated from their own planet, pulled into a digital world that vaguely mirrored their own, while the real one withered and died.
Having pillaged and plundered the earth of its natural resources, humans must now resort to experiencing remnants of the Earth through the lens of the technology that they created.
Distorted Boundaries is inspired by Antelope Canyon, whose very existence embodies both the destruction and creation that ensues as a result of our changing climate. Over time passageways have eroded away leaving behind flowing shapes in the rock formations.
Light-weight tubular aluminum frames will be bolted together to create the structural support system for the outer cladding and provide mounting locations for the A/V and lighting systems.
The removable parametric panels provide a highly tactile and durable cladding system that is mounted to the structural framing. The outer shell is finished in charred oak representing the distressed Earth, juxtaposed with the precision cut translucent panels that form the undulating interior parametric geometries, these will be embedded with LED and emit a soft ethereal glow throughout the canyon.
Ceiling mounted monitors will show 4k hi-resolution video narratives providing a dynamic overhead visual experience. To keep the installation engaging new video content will be uploaded every 6 weeks.
Two chambers will have ipads integrated into the structure:
Chamber 1 will show a video of the design process and philosophy.
Chamber 2 will show a time-lapse video of the installation build and assembly.
Distorted Boundaries functions as a “gateway”, drawing in visitors from the lobby and immersing them in a transitional space before they experience the various gallery spaces of the museum.