Virginia Tech University
800 Washington Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Katie MacDonald

Team Members
Peter Daian
Matt DiPietro
Zander Hoelzli
Brett Madden

Voided Space

Voided Space challenges our perception of solid and void. We seek the state of waking up from the hum of a crowd to appreciate presence of an individual. The installation consists of negative spaces that are accessible from the exterior, as well as enclosed positive spaces that contain lights and sensors. The elastic, translucent fabric boundaries that define these volumes are also the media that obscure light and view. Perceptions of depth and activity are blurred, while reactive lighting enriches the personal qualities of the small installation space. Visitors can sit in one of the darkened spaces and gaze through layers of fabric, people, and light.