UN Studio invited us to provide a projected lighting design for their contribution to the exhibit “Out There: Architecture Beyond Building” at the Arsenale as part of the 11th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice 2008. The UN Studio installation explored the transformative potential of the material world. We used lightmapping to dynamically alter the architectural installation with the innovative use of virtuality to provide alternatives to presently held conceptions.
The installation structure presents an architecture that is as supple as a textile, in which floors, walls, and ceilings flow into each other.
On the inside of the installation, visitors encounter a kaleidoscopic world full of people posing, where they can observe different modes of interaction with the changing room and reconceptualize their own relationship to the space and beyond.
We developed a then ground-breaking software to map videos to the geometry of the architecture. The bank of videos was curated by the software, which searched YouTube for videos tagged with the keyword “change” and projected them onto the walls of the space.
We were responsible for technical setup under the hood to aesthetic quality assurance before the opening.