Visions through density
Entry to the 2016 Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition
In collaboration with Matthew Gindlesperger, BArch '10, MLA '16 | Spring 2016
Voices are heard and progress is made when the mass density of public demands for a visionary change from a society’s ineffective governance. Our continued public outcry towards human rights activism has further defined our evolving democratic society.
Though one of the physical properties of vapor could cloud one’s view of the horizon, its inherent characteristic to form dense clusters of water particles becomes the ideal surface to project a visionary change. Such visions will be a series of videographic art pieces projected on the fog-like forms (mist in the spring/summer, and steam in the fall/winter) showcasing recent social movements that enabled voices to be heard and promote social change including: the Occupy Movement, the passage of Marriage Equality, and #BlackLivesMatter, to name a few.
These luminous forms are situated within the curved wall and mound constructions, which is another metaphor of our symbiotic relationship with governance. The softscape form of the mounds represents our societal governance, which is ever changing and fluctuating with the public’s demands, which is represented by the walls that support the mounds.