Architectural Optics – 2007
Brick Fold was a temporary optical installation in a storefront gallery in New Haven, Connecticut. It used four apertures and a system of mirrors to project the folded image of a large brick building onto the wall and floor. In fact, the view was of only one narrow apartment building, but the optical system transformed it into a kind of monolithic sky-reflecting expanse sandwiched between layers of moving clouds. The subtle distortion and formal repetition responded the the shape of the interior space, folding just where the wall and floor met, creating a sense of vertigo as viewers looked down and up at the same time, and the brick architecture leaned, tapered and fractured even as it became more monolithic.
Thanks to the Christina Darnell, ArtSpace New Haven and Denise Markonish