Habitat 44: The Art of Reconstruction

Habitat

Creator

Marcus A. Gordon

Related Programs

Graduate Program in Digital Futures

Year

2017

Synopsis

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 the artist defines as “The Art of Reconstruction.”