Perception as experience – from finitude to infinity

In the exhibition “Temporary Immersive Environment Experiments,” the artist Refik Anadol experiments with mind-altering installations. A part of the exhibition is the "Infinity Room". The following video demonstrates impressively how Anadol has managed to practically realise his vision of infinity. With the means of the installation, he engages with the non-physical world of infinity.

Where does infinity start and where does it end?

The answer: nowhere. This fact is beyond human comprehension. Anadol constructs the non-physical world as a work of art. In a partially reflected space in which psychedelic, immersive projections come from special lights, which aim to make one experience one’s own bodily perception in a new context. As if one was floating in an infinite space. Light and sound supplement the experience. Light is generally a main component of the project. The projections are mostly back and white. The artist avoids bright, shrill colours in order to better communicate the message of infinity to the viewer.

Anadol currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He teaches at UCLA in the department of design and media art.
The goal of his work is to transcend the normal limits of visual experience and transform the traditional, flat cinema screen into a three-dimensional, kinetic and architectural space.

What that looks like in praxis can be seen in the following video.

Infinity Room - [TIEE] from Refik Anadol on Vimeo.

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