Interstitial Sites 001
Interstitial Sites 001
Interstitial Sites 001

Interstitial Sites 001

November 2023

Custom Software, dimensions variable, duration indefinite. Demonstrated at the Behnke Gallery, Seattle;

abstraction architecture formalism generative installation processing projection mapping

Interstitial sites, in crystallography, are empty spaces within the atom packing of a crystal structure. In biology interstitial space is the fluid between vessels and cells. In architecture an interstitial space is an area between floors, often used for a building’s mechanical systems. In urban environments the term refers to unplanned or abandoned spaces such as underpasses, empty lots or alley ways. This piece alludes to each of these meanings.

The work is built with generative software projecting hard form geometry whose movement is governed by low frequency oscillators (LFOs), randomness and noise algorithms. The work is designed for a variety of minimal modernist architectural environments, particularly transitory areas like corners and entryways, with varying artificial and natural light interplaying with the projection.

The work runs continuously, constantly generating new animated forms, and can be presented in a variety of scales and formats.

This version of the piece presented in the documentation was recorded in November 2023 at the Behnke Family Gallery at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, as part of an artist residency at iETI, a new media focused institute within the college.

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