serge salat: beyond the infinity immersive installation




'beyond the infinity', an immersive installation by french artist and theorist serge salat


'beyond the infinity', a multisensory installation by french artist and theorist serge salat,
interweaves mirrors, light, music, and fractal art in an architecture that conflates visitors' perceptions of space.
the installation is installed at shanghai's westgate mall from september 16th through 18th, 2011.

measuring 12.45 by 10.8 meters at a height of 3.8 meters, the structure is completely closed,
composed of a steel infrastructure with honeycomb aluminum panels covered in mirrors.
internally, the space is designed around the trigram of the yi king, utilizing spatial techniques
traditional of suzhou gardens as a means of framing the visitor experience as a 'mystical journey'
through abstracted chinese courtyards. painted wooden grids and steps lend additional structure,
while the fractal objects are composed of wooden frames covered with punched aluminum anodized panels.

inside the installation, as music plays, the lighting pulses and shifts as visitors move through a series of room-like spaces
whose dimensions are almost indiscernible as a result of the infinite reflections cast by the mirrors. on a 9-channel system,
the lighting varies from ultraviolet blue to white, traversing each minute a complete cycle that recreates the effects of dawn
through sunset and night. visitors pass first through a blue lattice grid with a darkened section monikered the 'vertical infinite fault'
that seems to eliminate the space where they walk.





in addition to his artistic practice, salat works as an architect and has authored twenty books on subjects
ranging from virtual art, labyrinths, sustainable architecture, and cities and urban planning. the influences
of his academic work bring the perspectives of chinese taoist philosophy and post-structuralist thought
to a single physical manifestation, making use of ancient design and layout methods but modern multimedia
technology to create a space that feels veritably apart from ordinary spacetime.

 'beyond the infinity' is designed as 'a mystical journey, in which the visitor progresses into the reflected layers
of dreams endlessly nested in each other.' salat notes specifically: 'entering the work is also entering the world
of the dream of the red mansion transposed to the 21st century', referencing the classical chinese novel by cao xueqin.



view looking into the third 'room' in the sequence: the circular and triangular infinite staircases









the 'infinite fault' when exiting from the red grid



the 'hyper cross', the fifth 'room'





after its exhibition in shanghai, 'beyond the infinity' travels to beijing, chengdu, dalian, xi'an, zhengzhou, shenzhen,
and hangzhou, remaining for three days in each city. the piece is conceptualized as an extension of salat's 2007
architectural installation, also entitled 'beyond infinity' but creating an immersive world of a different nature.



architectural plan



process photograph: assembling the staircases



creating the framework for the stairs and fractals



construction of the fractal boxes of wood and punched and aluminum



video tour through the space

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Antwerp Academy Class of 2011 - 2nd Year

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Antwerp Academy Pause

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Antwerp Academy Pause

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 funny pic of model talking to some one in the room during the pause
this is after all the longest fashion show in the world, what with all those students
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So after the pause, 3rd year and then 4 th year  but first a bit of tribal and a ...  basket case ? :-)

 Sorry , shouldn't make fun of it, but could not help myself
After the break, 3rd an 4th


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Antwerp Academy Class of 2011- 3rd year

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Frederick Hornof Antwerp Academy Master Student Graduation Collection

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En-Ya Vandenhende Antwerp Academy Master Student Graduation Collection

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Karolina Piech Antwerp Academy Master Student Graduation Collection

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Yusuke Hotchi Antwerp Academy Master Student Graduation Collection

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Leonneke Derksen Antwerp Academy Master Student Graduation Collection

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Jantine Van Peski Antwerp Academy Master Student Graduation Collection

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