Stage: Completed | Built in 2017
Area: 10’ x 11’ x 8’ | 3m x 3.0m x 2.4m
Category: Art | Architecture Installation
This installation proposes an abstract simulation of the subterranean experience of an earthworm. With thousands of textile strands hanging in a tight grid formation over a 10' by 11' area by 8’ height, participants carefully wind their way through the dark and mysterious space, using their non-visual senses to a heightened degree. While most of the strands are black and opaque, there are random and surprising bubbles of translucency and empty space, illuminated by blinking LED lights, that the participants can encounter. These reflect the presence of obstacles like rocks or other life forms. These components are not apparent from the outside. The installation also has one wall composed of glass, which participants will happen upon by chance and be exposed to the rest of the gallery, either in whole or in part. In collaboration with Mark Francis.