Wednesday, April 18, 2012

rafmögnuð náttúra

new york based architect & artist marcos zotes transformed the largest church in iceland, hallgrímskirkja church in reykjavík, iceland into a spectacular & interactive light installation called rafmögnuð náttúra.
rafmögnuð náttúra is a temporary & site-specific light installation that animates the facade of the church with a large 3d video-mapping projection. zotes intention was to intervene in the city by socially activating the church's surrounding public space.
zotes explained, "with rafmögnuð náttúra, i wanted to subvert the static & symbolic condition of hallgrímskirkja church & temporarily turn it into a dynamic & interactive social experience. the idea is to make people confront their everyday urban environment with a critical aptitude towards its potential uses." he goes on to say, "as an architect & artists, i see the traditional modes of operation in the field of architecture as very limited in regards to the current economic, social, & political global conditions. it is in the blurring of boundaries between different fields & the sharing of knowledge that we can find new opportunities for creativity & innovation."
collaborators included chris jordan, thessia machado, andrea dart, noa younse, steven tsai, coco karol, azmimert erdem, raghul sridharan & icelandic band "for a minor reflection".

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