Buffalo Bayou Partnership commissioned famed Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez to create the immersive site-specific installation Spatial Chromointerference for the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. This dazzling projection of continuously moving chromatic modules invited visitors to become an essential component of the artwork.
Cruz-Diez conceived an ephemeral and participatory work integrated into the architecture of the urban space, the objective being to radically change the experience of color. To achieve this vision, 32 projectors were placed in the Cistern to project moving lattices of light on the columns, interior walls, and on thirty 4-foot cubes floating in the shallow pool of water on the reservoir’s floor. This aerial projection, reinforced by its reflection on the water, created a space where materiality was lost. Color became not merely a visual to see but created a space to be experienced. Visitors to the Cistern were provided with white lab coats as they entered the exhibition as a way to actively participate in the color experience and movement.
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