The Gallery: Here There Be Monsters

The Gallery: Here There Be Monsters

Alec
Jun 7, 2006

Here There Be Monsters is the newest, wondrous experimental installation from Materials and Applications: Architecture and Landscape Research, a Silver Lake nonprofit research center dedicated to pushing new and underused ideas for landscape and architecture into view.

The group's previous labyrinthine hyperbox shaped installation, Maximilian's Schell (inspired by Disney's 1979 movie, The Black Hole), immediately became a gleaming and beloved neighborhood landmark, awe inspiring whether viewed from near or afar.

And now they've returned with a computational environment: a woven bamboo bridge that arcs across a watery chasm of artificial intelligence. A collaboration between infranatural and workshop LEVITAS , Here There Be Monsters is interactive architecture that uses a surveillance network to provide varying experience depending upon the visitors movements, bridging the elements with personal experience. And all that next to a 7-Eleven!

Till June 30th, on view morning until night, 7 days a week (free)

-Gregory (The Avant Garde Retard)

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