Cromosaturación

Submitted by Carlos Brillembourg, FAIA

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Client: Americas Society

Location: New York, NY, United States

Completion date: 2010

Artwork budget: $50,000

Project Team

Architect

Carlos Brillembourg

Carlos Brillembourg Architects

Other

Estrellita Brodsky, Isabela Villanueva and Gabriela Rangel

Artist

Carlos Brillembourg, FAIA

Carlos Brillembourg Architects

Overview

An installation created for the Americas Society retrospective for Carlos Cruz-Diez. The architecture was designed in collaboration with the artist and the curators, Estrellita Brodsky, Isabela Villanueva and Gabriela Rangel. Initially realized in 1965, this installation consists of
three separate light-infused chambers of red, green and blue. The real content of the work is the visitor’s experience of walking through the shifting chromatic space and interacting over time to his or her own physical movement and perception.

Goals

The art and architecture of the exhibition are one and the same. The art is not an object inserted into a space. Here, Carlos Cruz-Diez's concept of "Chromosaturacion" (first made in the streets of Paris in 1967) has a unique view of color theory and color perception. For the artist and the architect the 'art', takes place in the retina of the observer as he moves through the space. This is a social and participatory art and architecture project that was meant to exist temporarily for the exhibition in The America's Society in the city of New York.

Process

The architecture was designed in collaboration with the artist and the curators, Estrellita Brodsky, Isabela Villanueva and Gabriela Rangel. The nominee was largely responsible for the architecture of the project and the supervision of its construction. The artist living in Paris sent drawings and notes to the architect as the construction drawings were refined and the curators participated in this collaboration as well.

Additional Information

What you see in these beautiful photographs taken by Arturo Sanchez are just a glimpse of the phenomenological experience of the movement of the body and color often delayed by the optics of the human eye.