For "Outline," artist Chris Fraser stripped the front room’s exterior wall to its studs and lath, exposing the bones of the space and producing a grating capable of translating the outside world into moving ribbons of light and color. The view changes with the hour. In the morning, indirect light reveals subtle bands of shadow. In the afternoon, the space becomes more interactive.
"Data Mass Projection," by Yulia Pinkusevich, is an installation in the basement (and onetime grow room) created out of telephone and data wires found throughout the Laguna Street house. According to the artist, the installation serves as metaphor for a spectrometer-like visualization of digital data and information surrounding us at all times.
Jeremiah Barber took a performative approach to the project, constructing a replica of his body out of found paper and suspending it above the pool of the flooded basement at 3020 Laguna. He lay below the paper form, just breaking the surface of the water, so that his reflected image from above aligns with his refracted image through the water. According to the artist, this work references scientific studies that induce out-of-body experiences through electrical impulses to a brain region called the angular gyrus; after the zap, subjects see themselves floating, staring down at their own body. To see a video of his performance, click here. Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!