8 transcends boundaries. The form is a series of hinged panels which interlock to collapse into a flat, singular plane, flush with the floor (or ground). In this initial mode of stasis, the subsurface body is hidden and unseen—invisible. Through interaction with the reduced plane, the organic form is revealed and brought forth—made visible. Metamorphosis occurs. A series of modifiable wings unfolds. The iridescent, bioluminescent surfaces refract light, further blurring the boundaries between space and sight. What begins fixed / dormant / singular becomes adaptable / dynamic / multiplicitous. Eliciting autonomous engagement, 8’s potentiality is discovered and manifested by the visitors.
Infinite experience is embodied by the ever-changing form—a state of in-betweenness that reflects both the present moment and all possible futures of the encounter. Through this continual process of transformation, it resists finality and confinement. Visitors can embrace curiosity and shape their individual experiences by playing with the materiality.
To create a multi-sensory experience, 8 includes an interactive analogue device that renders sound visible. Visitors can express their observations into the recording device, which is translated and visualized through laser projections. Each sound, each frequency, has its own unique, impermanent visual imprint. Sonic waves become light in motion. Light in motion becomes art, the project’s narrative, and a social exchange between visitors. This technological feature allows the project to go beyond conventional dialogical forms. Replacing the written and/or recorded descriptions and narratives of standard exhibition design, it creates a new approach to expand accessibility and interaction, including those who might otherwise encounter limitations due to: language barriers; difficulties or an inability to hear; age (specifically, children and youth).
8 manifests play through curiosity, discovery, autonomy, and infinite potentiality. Visitors play in a multi-sensorial space, shaping their individual experience through touch / sight / sound