Museum Of Non-Visible Art Competition – Proposal
DESIGN TEAM: DAVID GIRALDEAU, ALEXANDRE GUILBEAULT
LOCATION: NEW YORK, NY, USA
AREA: 65 sq.ft.
SERVICE(S): SCHEMATIC DESIGN
It is intriguing to think about the ability of the human being to envision a work of art, especially in terms of aesthetic experiences. This concept, that addresses the way a person interact and respond to an artwork, can serve as a reference when defining what is visible art and what is not. In fact, the MoNA, as a museum of tomorrow, will act as a new medium that not only stimulates primary human senses, but also prepares visitors for deep emotional responses to art. The proposed environment will allow cognitive processes to happen softly, perfectly tuned to the realm of the non-visible. In this regard, the duality of the psychological and physical experiences of art needs to be felt throughout the architectural qualities of the museum.
Therefore, the MoNA:
_is a breach on the line that separates the visible from the non-visible.
_has multiple locations.
_is present all over Manhattan at the same time.
_randomly punctuates the city streets and appears upon passersby.
_is an intelligent interface that modulates its opacity depending on the type of artistic content displayed and the level of focus desired by the visitors.
_contains no solid artworks, but encapsulates mental imageries.
_proposes an extroverted experience to the visitor, directing his mind outward by superimposing digital arts on the physical world.
_proposes an introverted experience to the visitor, cutting off the outdoor reality to encourage personal thoughts and inner feelings.
_is a door ready to be opened.