Redefining art: this is “Infinite Space”

Art reimagined: data turned into sculptures and the concept of infinity materialized. Can you picture it?

In the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco district lies the entrance to Artechouse, a place where the boundaries between technology, human and art are blurred. As you enter the building, minimal lighting and eerie instrumental music surround you. And then a sea of light and color hit.

In “Infinite Space,” the retrospective collection of multimedia works by celebrated artist Refik Anadol, data sets come to life in different shapes, sculptures and forms. What sets the exhibit apart is the way it makes you feel. Whether you stand or sit on the floor on one of the bean bags towards the center of the room, you’re always a part of your surroundings. No physical separation exists between the artwork and the spectator. Instead, the body becomes a canvas as the images project onto the skin.

Although each of the works in the collection is different, what remains constant is the unconventionality of the materials used and their sources: human memories, sea surface activity, cultural archives and photographs of Mars. With mirrors that reflect infinite possibilities and images that live in an endless loop, you’re immersed in contemplation of infinity at the intersection of man and machine.

“Infinite Space” will run through January 2020. Don’t miss it!

An infographic guide to exploring “Infinite Space” | Map detailing the location of Artechouse Miami

Antonella Bocaranda is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in marketing. She loves music, creativity and writing. She hopes to develop a career combining the three.