Created by Refik Anadol, a LA based artist, an immersive installation “Infinity Room”, set at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, presents an opportunity of altering participants’ physical and mental state by surrounding them with an engrossing environment.
It facilitates a temporary release from our habitual perceptions and culturally biased assumptions about being in the world, to enable us — however momentarily — to perceive ourselves and the world around us freshly.
The installation forms part of the artist’s ongoing research into audio/visual spaces. Through the concept of “infinity” Anadol attempted to deconstruct the framework of space, and transgress the normal boundaries of a viewing experience.
Video and images courtesy of Refik Anadol