Colors of the Brain
Collaboration with Troy Conrad Therrien for the "Colors of the Brain" conference in conjunction with Columbia University GSAPP, MOMA and Studio Olafur Eliasson.
The parallel walls of the 200-level of Avery are treated as image planes onto which space has been projected perspectivally from two different points. The implied curvature of the wallpaper was produced by Catia and driven by computational mathematics analysis software. With consistent twisting of the lenticular panels as a constraint, the geometry of the wall was first bent to evoke the curvature of the walls on the exterior of the auditorium, then flattened to fit the plane of the walls of the 200-level. The walls are twisted both along their circumference and the radial line of the edge itself. As a result, two distinct viewpoints reveal the geometry of the space, marked by the location of the viewer evoked by perspective point of the landscape image in the background. The resultant effect is to suggest the experience of moving through a space other than the given parallel walls of the gallery. -- Jeannie Kim