Translucent Chromointerferent Environment at Unlimited / Art Basel 2018
Art Basel / Unlimited

Translucent Chromointerferent Environment, 1974/2009 is an immersive and interactive artwork by Carlos Cruz-Diez. Even if it was conceived in 2009 as part of his extensive research Chromointerferent Environment begun in 1974, this installation has never been shown to the public before.

The Translucent Chromointerferent Environment adds a new aspect to Carlos Cruz-Diez’s research, as it creates a mazelike path around the projection area. While entering the perimeter zone, the spectator is intrigued by the Chinese shadows-like projection on the translucent screens. The artist thus widens the scope of the chromatic experience by establishing a new dialogue between the spectators and the artwork from one side to the other of the screens.

Echoing the Deconditioning Labyrinth (1965) in which Carlos Cruz-Diez first envisioned the chromatic environments, the Translucent Chromointerferent Environment was designed to explore the the autonomous and ever-changing nature of color and establish a new dialectic between the viewer and the work of art.

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