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miércoles, 4 de diciembre de 2013

Espejismos en el desierto. Arte y percepción por Phillip K. Smith.


  Los espejos son potentes como metáfora de otros planos de la realidad, porque nos evidencian múltiples aspectos de nuestra percepción visual y del comportamiento de la luz. Están presentes en la historia del espectáculo, de la magia y sus trucos, del teatro, la fotografía y el cine. Un simple espejo inclinado ante las ruedas del vehículo de Luke Skywalker las ocultaba y reflejaba el suelo del desierto dándonos la apariencia de que levitaba gracias a las fuerzas misteriosas de un overcraft futurista.
De COLOSSAL extraemos este hermoso ejemplo de una instalación de Phillip K. Smith, una auténtica especulación que invita a la reflexión. Un espejismo en el desierto.

(extracto de COLOSSAL)

Lucid Stead: A Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors by Phillip K Smith III

Lucid Stead: A Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors by Phillip K Smith III installation architecture
Lucid Stead: A Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors by Phillip K Smith III installation architecture
Lucid Stead: A Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors by Phillip K Smith III installation architecture
Lucid Stead: A Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors by Phillip K Smith III installation architecture
Lucid Stead: A Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors by Phillip K Smith III installation architecture
Lucid Stead: A Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors by Phillip K Smith III installation architecture
Lucid Stead: A Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors by Phillip K Smith III installation architecture
Lucid Stead: A Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors by Phillip K Smith III installation architecture
Lucid Stead: A Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors by Phillip K Smith III installation architecture
Lucid Stead: A Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors by Phillip K Smith III installation architecture
Part architectural intervention and part optical illusion, Lucid Stead is a recently unveiled installation by artist Phillip K Smith III in Joshua Tree, California. The artist modified an existing 70-year-old homesteader shack by introducing mirrors to create the illusion of transparency, as the structure now takes on the lighting characteristics of anything around it. LED lighting and other custom electronic components were further installed within the building’s interior to illuminate from the interior at night. Smith says of the installation, “Lucid Stead is about tapping into the quiet and the pace of change of the desert. When you slow down and align yourself with the desert, the project begins to unfold before you. It reveals that it is about light and shadow, reflected light, projected light, and change.”
You can see more photos over at Royale Projects. All photos courtesy Royale Projects. (via Dezeen)