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Light, Space, and Movement Become Art During the Mesmerizing Sensory Experience of "VOID"

Light, Space, and Movement Become Art During the Mesmerizing Sensory Experience of "VOID"

VOID is an interactive sensory art installation created by New York-based artists Sergio Mora-Diaz, Oryan Inbar and Jordan Backhus, that manipulates light in physical space to generate an immersive interaction arena and a meditative, transcendent spatial experience, which reminiscent of the cosmic sky and streams of information.

The installation is composed of an arrangement of translucent screens, digital generative images displayed through a projector and sensors that respond directly and visually to the proximities and movements of its users. 

Courtesy of Sergio Mora-Díaz
Courtesy of Sergio Mora-Díaz

The experience takes place in a closed room with a single entrance and in complete darkness, where the only light source comes from the projector. The arrangement of screens gives light a three-dimensional effect in space, while allowing people to walk through the installation.

Courtesy of Sergio Mora-Díaz
Courtesy of Sergio Mora-Díaz
Courtesy of Sergio Mora-Díaz
Courtesy of Sergio Mora-Díaz

With their work, the artists seek to create an experience that connects to the physicality and emotions of the users, attracting their attention and use of the body as a conduit to the mind. 

Courtesy of Sergio Mora-Díaz
Courtesy of Sergio Mora-Díaz

Given the scale of the installation, its arena, the immersive optical effects and the non-traditional display, it will appear that one is traveling through time and space.

Courtesy of Sergio Mora-Díaz
Courtesy of Sergio Mora-Díaz

VOID has been exhibited in New York at the Tisch School of the Arts and Livestream Public as a part of Frieze Art Week in 2015. In their last showcase, the artists had the support of Performa and the collaboration of New York City Ballet choreographer Troy Schumacher, to exhibit the installation accompanied by a performance by New York Ballet dancers Sean Suozzi and Claire Kretzschmar.

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Piedad Rojas
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Cite: Rojas, Piedad. "Light, Space, and Movement Become Art During the Mesmerizing Sensory Experience of "VOID" " [VOID, una instalación de arte interactivo que utiliza la luz, el espacio y el movimiento para producir una experiencia sensorial] 22 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/799780/light-space-and-movement-become-art-during-the-mesmerizing-sensory-experience-of-void/> ISSN 0719-8884
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