The Moment, is a site-specific installation at Locust Projects’ exhibition space in the Miami Design District. The Moment consists of a multi-media installation featuring a structure based on the archetype of a suburban house, which has been broken in half to reveal a light-filled, geode-like interior. The Moment furthers The Fallen Sky Chronicles short story narrative, which imagines a disruption of real-world time and space. Confronting a moment of transcendence in human consciousness, The Moment exposes a world where “the delicate stitches holding their realities together, and those of other dimensions, had begun to intertwine and unravel.” (Excerpt from The Fallen Sky Chronicles). As described in the Fallen Sky Chronicles, the installation dissolves the boundaries of physical reality and an alternative, virtual world.
Presupposing the inversion of the “singularity”, a term used to define the hypothetical event when artificial intelligence surpasses that of humans, The Moment imagines our brains being fused with technology, revealing an augmented consciousness imbued with images and data. In this way, The Moment creates a space to both revere and meditate on our increasingly technologically entwined lives.
The Moment was created inn conjunction with Lapse, a custom mobile application. Through groundbreaking augmented reality (AR), technology, Lapse responds to triggers and activates each of the components by revealing virtual and auditory experiences with a mobile device’s camera lens and sound output. The mobile app can be downloaded here: http://www.lapsemiami.com/
The exhibition is accompanied by an installation of one of The Visions murals on the south exterior of Locust Projects’ exhibition space.
Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places
UNC Charlotte School of Architecture
McColl Center for Arts and Innovation
Artist / Concept:
Ivan Toth Depeña
Installation Soundtrack and Composition of “The Sounds”: