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  • Encounter
    providence RHODE ISLAND

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    greg NEMES: Étienne-Louis Boullée designed a Cenotaph for Sir Isaac Newton, a pure sphere, perforated with openings to allow for natural light to stream into the space – connecting the viewer with the light, the pure volume, and the cosmos. The space sought after a classical sublime experience – of immersion in awe, reverence, and wonder. This installation can be read as a contemporary deformation of Boullee’s Cenotaph. An augmented, mediated, defamiliarized space. The space seeks an immersion of the viewer into the space, an embodied experience that is evolving and unfolding over a duration. It is a study in choreographing multiple narratives of affect through a single spatial mechanism of the Architectural surface.

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