in the northern italian city of turin, a group of urban artists working under the name truly has transformed a basketball court into an enormous optical illusion. ‘playground’ is an immersive anamorphic painting that changes depending on the vantage point of the player. when viewed from a specific point on the court, the words ‘growth’ and ‘rhythm’ become visible within a colorful labyrinth of lines and shapes.

anamorphic basketball court turin
the intervention is located in the northern italian city of turin

 

 

realized at the fondazione per l’architettura for the 2017 edition of architettura in città — the city’s architecture festival — ‘playground’ warps players sense of space, providing a dynamic setting for play and participation. truly’s use of perspective and anamorphic painting generates three dimensional images and optical illusions that merge with the surrounding architecture. as part of the project, the collective spent a week holding a workshop with twenty students ranging from middle school to university, teaching them how to approach new painting perspectives through anamorphic art.

anamorphic basketball court turin
a group of urban artists transformed a basketball court into an enormous optical illusion

anamorphic basketball court turin
‘playground’ is an immersive anamorphic painting that changes depending on vantage point

anamorphic basketball court turin
when viewed from a specific point on the court, the words ‘growth’ and ‘rhythm’ become visible

anamorphic basketball court turin
the word ‘rhythm’ can be viewed when standing beneath the basket 

anamorphic basketball court turin
a colorful labyrinth of lines and shapes surrounds players in the court 

anamorphic basketball court turin
the project has been realized at the fondazione per l’architettura for the 2017 edition of architettura in città

anamorphic basketball court turin
‘playground’ provides a dynamic space for play and participation

anamorphic basketball court turin
as part of the project, the collective spent a week holding a workshop with twenty students

anamorphic basketball court turin
students were taught how to approach new painting perspectives through anamorphic art

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