Date of Award
Master of Architecture (MArch)
We live in a hazy existence marked by rapid pace, development, digital consumption, and a deteriorating environment. Spatial Reveries hopes to counter the current trajectory and offer an alternative perspective by presenting one with moments of awe, discovery, and wonder to improve the disconnect between society and their surroundings. The work refers to a history of anamorphic art, cubism, deception, and optical phenomena in Western society. It operates on the urges and instincts of the artist, utilizing massing, light, transparency, horizons, and vastness, to challenge perceptions of space, time, and memory. Through the play of perspective and projection the work hopes to engage the individual’s body, mind, and eye ultimately creating a sense of presence and place within the larger cosmos. These somewhat obscure and opportunistic operations meditate on an architect’s vision of the world, the spatial opportunities it holds, and indirectly elicit thoughts surrounding nostalgia, consumption, the environment, and perspective.
Wenstrup, Alexander, "Spatial Reveries" (2023). Masters Theses. 1051.
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