This project is a collaboration by Amanda Baron and Vladimir Radoykov.
Although at first the space was not entirely ideal for an installation, we resolved its awkward potential by painting an image directly on the wall, which completely consumes and transforms its disposition. Being that it is a very narrow transit space, the image can be viewed from both entrance points, and changes as pedestrians pass its long structure.
The transformative nature of the image is designed to appear abstract from the South side and representational from the North, using anamorphosis. Due to the very narrow nature of the hallway, the image we installed can only be seen in its entirety from a specific angle. This ensures that viewers will be forced to move with the image, rather than stay stagnant, complimenting the nature of the transit space.
In order to make use of both our artistic skills in collaborative efforts, we took an image of each of our faces and morphed them together into a human hybrid.
Before the installation, this wall was purely functional as a preventative tool to keep pedestrians from falling over. In our intensions, we transformed the pedestrians into viewers, offering a reconsideration of the space and architecture. These newly claimed viewers are now aware of the space they are crossing through, making it a point of destination rather than simply a functional, bland hallway.
The pictures bellow show the work as seen from various points of view: