Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Space Index is a manifold project dealing simultaneously with conceptual and perceptual issues while also exploring question of medium and operations. It is through explorations in materials and techniques that issue of perception, interpretation, and interaction are developed and refined from the bottom up.
As a perceptual piece the work is about the active interaction between the user and the work [cause/effect and user agency]. The original piece was created as a temporary installation at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. Visitors to the museum were allowed, in fact encouraged, to engage the piece directly and physically; at once challenging notions of art as precious, art as static, art as exclusive while simultaneously molding the spatial cognition of the users/players in the space, ie interactive spatial art [sculpture]. The piece is dynamic and reactive. As users [or environments] touch the piece the forces create a loose dance and pulsation within the piece, thus creating a direct cause and effect context of interaction.
Project Team: Dan Nemec & Russell Gentry