Spatial Identity

The amalgamation of media art and architecture means both the creation of sculptural constructions out of the “materials” associated with media art, as well as spatial experience at the nexus of real architectural environments and imagined electronic spaces. They’re neither mutually exclusive, nor is either one a precondition for the other. What they have in common is the power to create identity through the spatial circumstances engendered thereby.

Due to the increase in globally standardized usage and function (digital signature, advertizing signage, etc.), our urban public spaces in particular are losing their individual identity. Office buildings, market squares and airports, to cite just a few such spaces, are increasingly comparable and interchangeable. The mission of Imaginary Spaces is to counteract this standardization process by juxtaposing to it a locally-rooted, imaginary space as an identity-endowing feature and to endow an additional aspect to “space as experience.”


 

The exciting part is to witness how the connection between architecture and media art leads to new identities and the possibilities to explore, how the inner workings of a place can be made visible via the means of art.