In this immersive installation by Turkish-born, Los Angeles-based artist Refik Anadol, museum guests will step into a mirrored room that uses light, sound and technology to create a three-dimensional kinetic and architectonic space. The installation uses projection mapping to conceive a constantly changing virtual landscape — an imagined environment that attempts to merge the space between the physical and the virtual. The work is as experiential as it is thought provoking; the resulting experiment invites viewers to question their own perception of place and self.
Infinity Room is part of Anadol’s ongoing research that he calls “Temporary Immersive Environment Experiments,” which refer to the state of consciousness known as immersion. Typically occurring in virtual or artificial environments, the viewer’s awareness of his or her own physical self is temporarily transformed. Originally presented in collaboration with the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, the installation has since traveled around the world before stopping in Arizona.
*Timed ticket entry is required to view this exhibition, and a limited number of patrons are permitted for each time of entry. Please anticipate wait times, especially during hours of free admission.
Organized by Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.