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Performing Intersections

Performing Intersections

SPATIAL DESIGN

Commissioned by: Chennai Photo Biennale Foundation

In 1855, the first photography department in South East Asia was established at the Government School of Industrial Arts, what is now known as the Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai. This history and its pioneering role in formulating the Indo-Saracenic Architecture movement became the starting point of our design script.

How can the design of the space initiate a social dialogue that will make this historical institution more relatable? How can we speculate a uniform spatial rhythm whilst maintaining the distinct individual worlds of the artists represented?

The Architecture Story Performing Intersections One

In contrast to the existing monolithic structure, the installation acts as a device for the audience to experience art works in their entirety, as well as maintaining a sense of fluidity while moving through the space.

The Architecture Story Performing Intersections Two
The Architecture Story Performing Intersections Three

The visual ambiguity and spatial continuity evoke a feeling of walking through a city of arches; an intimate journey punctuated by moments of pause.

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