PROJECT: SCREEN SPACE
SCREEN SPACE explores the space between site and it’s representation. How the world is framed has become as important as what is in the frame. In The Virtual Window: From Alberti to Microsoft (2006), Anne Friedberg examines the window as metaphor, as architectural component, and as an opening to the dematerialized reality we see on the screen. As the iPad glides over the static architectural site, the exact representation in scale is seen on the screen. The iPad’s physical movement around the architectural site simultaneously conceals and reveals the real architectural site below, the audience is reliant upon the moving iPad screens to reveal elements of the architecture, in which to construct their awareness of the site and locate them in physical space.
SCREEN SPACE attempts to present moving image in dialogue with sculptural form – the viewer experiences the materiality of the site from the inside out, as the reading of detail builds the comprehension of architectural space. The iPad provides the opportunity to record and play back footage in the same single device becoming a tool for discovery and attention. Through the screen, a duality exists between the perceived real space and screen space, which creates a third space between the two for the mind to enter into, and for the body to position itself between.