Afflatus

Doreen McCarthy's avatar Doreen McCarthy Vote Code: 68398

My proposal is a site specific sculpture of inflated vinyl. The intention is to inhabit and alter the space, destabilizing boundaries between built environment (ceiling, walls) and natural world by developing the experience of space and engaging the consciousness of the viewer who is forced to deal with unusual curves, changing light and illusions emanating from the material. I am interested in the ways in which an individual’s experience is informed by active engagement with the work in time and space, but also by awareness of the historical and institutional context of the site. As an inflatable it hovers between extremes of weight and weightlessness, free to define physical space yet look to architecture as a barometer of our culture’s relationship to fantasy, escapism and utopian ideals. The installation tests the pre-existent purpose of a space.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 120 inches
  • Medium: inflated vinyl
  • Width: 96 inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 63 inches