AirXY: From Immaterial To Rematerial
Installation commissioned by the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale, Out There: Architecture Beyond Building.
AirXY combines real time animation, sensors, haze, light and sound. Large-scale screen and floor projections confront and engage visitors passing through the 317 meter long Corderie dell’Arsenale. The screen is a clock and responsive real time capture of the presence of visitors while the floor projection gradually reveals a fleeting, ethereal architecture.
AirXY uses digital technologies to sculpt time, leading visitors from the flatness of a hypnotic screen-scape and towards a space of physical sensations. The installation situates itself at the intersection of architecture, media and communications where human and technical ecologies merge into a new perspective.
In this way, AirXY introduces new spaces of meaning and presence: an architecture of in between moments-of air and the ephemeral.
AIrXY by M-A-D, Erik Adigard + Chris Salter with Patricia McShane. Biennale Director: Aaron Betsky