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Ground Floor

An immersive installation by Turkish artist Refik Anadol, Infinity Room is an integral part of his research project “Temporary Immersive Environment Experiments”. This project aims at deconstructing the framework of an illusory space and transgressing the normal boundaries of the viewing experience. The conventional flat cinema projection screen is transformed into a three dimensional kinetic and architectonic space of visualisation. Light and reflection effects are the major elements in the experiment, used to blur and interconnect the boundaries between the two realms: actual/fictional and physical/virtual.

Co-produced by Seconde Nature, Maison des Arts de Créteil and Mapping festival.

Refik Anadol

Refik Anadol is a media artist and director born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1985. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He is a lecturer in UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts.

He is working in the fields of site-specific public art with parametric data sculpture approach and live audio/visual performance with immersive installation approach, particularly his works explore the space among digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts. He holds an MA in Fine Arts from University of California, Los Angeles, in Media Arts, Master of Fine Arts from Istanbul Bilgi University in Visual Communication Design, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree with summa cum laude in Photography and Video. He is the co-founder and Creative director at Antilop.

As a media artist, designer and spatial thinker, Refik Anadol is intrigued by the ways in which the transformation of the subject of contemporary culture requires rethinking of the new aesthetic, technique and dynamic perception of space. Anadol builds his works on the nomadic subject’s reaction to and interactions with unconventional spatial orientations. Embedding media arts into architecture, he questions the possibility of a post digital architectural future in which there are no more non-digital realities. He invites the viewers to visualize alternative realities by presenting them the possibility of re-defining the functionalities of both interior and exterior architectural formations. Anadol’s work suggests that all spaces and facades have potentials to be utilized as the media artists’ canvases.