In this permanent installation, the walls of a typical meeting room, are transformed to mirror the mental process of research that takes place within its confines.
Installed at The Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) at the University of British Columbia, e’loo-me-nem is constructed of an array of aluminum panels.
8’ x 16’
UBC, Vancouver, BC Canada
PWIAS – UBC Vancouver
The entire installation appears as a gradient of colours achieved through placing 48 interlocking vertical strips of coated aluminum, separated by bare aluminum reveals that run vertically.
The colour of the panels can be read, from left to right, beginning with an indistinct greyness, used as a metaphor to refer to the beginning stages of research.
The colours progress from grey to blue as we move to the right, indicating initial findings and sporadic clues.
At the corner of the room, the panels turn black, marking a point of saturation, where all available information has been utilized, beyond which adding more information to the process will be redundant.
Turning the corner and moving along the second wall, the tones lighten progressively, alluding to the distilling and refinement of information which helps resolve the research, ultimately arriving at a bright illuminating yellow.