Light as immaterial space
Light installation, De Vasim, Nijmegen, 2019
Topia constructs worlds within worlds by creating an immaterial space through the opening and closing of surfaces. The spectator finds themself torn between reality and perception.
By reconsidering the screen as an architectural element, which primarily functions as a division of space, filter, shelter, and means of camouflage (Buckley et al., 2019), we can establish a new concept of the screen. Created through digital technologies, but manifested in the physical environment, this new screen is defined as immaterial space.
As we move away from the screen as a material object, technological aspects no longer determine a space, but rather become an instrument to create atmospheres and spaces that we perceive immaterial.