Location: Dallas, Texas
Allotrope Exi is fundamentally about movement, change, transformation and flux; and in this way it is an analog to the city itself. It is understood to be an essential element that exists in various allotropic configurations that react to and engage the formal gestures of the building and initiate a dialog with various works of art and architecture throughout the arts district such as the Wyly Theater, sculptures by Di Suvero and Serra, and the Perot Museum by Thom Mayne. It sets up a series of interior and exterior spaces and carefully frames perspectival views that weave the public space of the city to the public space of the building almost as it if were a cinematic construct. For me, the piece is about creating a sculpture that engages both the Dallas arts district and the building and creates a bond and interplay between the two. The banded formal language of the work splits and conjoins, folds and twists, opens and closes as it is woven throughout the lobbies and the exterior plazas. The piece moves and transforms itself visually as viewers change their spatial relationship t o it.
Project Team: Rachel Dickey