Infinite rock

Public art Sharjah / UAE / 2013

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Infinite rock is a disturbingly strong caesura in the absolute brightness of the Arabian urban fabric: a dark volume that absorbs all light, creating a visual current that draws in the visitor. Only one person can enter the unascertainable form at a time, through a dark and cavernous void. A door comes into view, on the other side of which lies a glowing space lined in mirrors, a single swing at its centre. The inside of the irregular polyhedral rock reveals a perfectly Euclidean core that is hard to grasp as its boundaries vanish in infinite reflections, with the viewer as the focal point. When the visitor begins to swing, disorientation is at full effect as walls, ceiling, and floor disappear in a centrifugal motion that seems to suck the body in and out of the infinite space.
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    Infinite rock is a disturbingly strong caesura in the absolute brightness of the Arabian urban fabric: a dark volume that absorbs all light, creating a visual current that draws in the visitor. Only one person can enter the unascertainable form at a time, through a dark and cavernous void. A door comes into view, on the other side of which lies a glowing space lined in mirrors, a single swing at its centre. The inside of the irregular polyhedral rock reveals a perfectly Euclidean core that is...

    Project details
    • Year 2013
    • Work finished in 2013
    • Main structure Mixed structure
    • Client Sharjah Art Foundation
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Parks, Public Gardens / Public Squares / Urban Furniture / Government and institutional buildings / Museums / Pavilions / Exhibitions /Installations / Monuments
    • Websitehttp://www.thilofrank.net
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