lionel cruet materializes the cloud in espacio intangible installation
lionel cruet materializes the cloud in espacio intangible installation lionel cruet materializes the cloud in espacio intangible installation
feb 18, 2016

lionel cruet materializes the cloud in espacio intangible installation

lionel cruet materializes the cloud in espacio intangible installation
all images courtesy of lionel cruet, above by pablo corradi




puerto rican artist lionel cruet materializes the cloud in his immersive installation, ‘espacio intangible’ (intangible space). conceived as a metaphor for the highly complex system and interconnected networks of digital storage, the work retrieves and visualizes data through sight and sound. ‘espacio intangible’ takes place within a small, mobile storage container with integrated video projection and sound. the project also aims to be a physical manifestation of memory — posing use of the cloud as a plausible replacement of individual recollection.

interior color sequence

a visitor stands within the mobile container


video courtesy of lionel cruet

lionel cruet espacio intangible installation
the installation uses both sound and sight to create its narrative

exterior view

‘espacio intangible (intangible space)’

lionel cruet espacio intangible installation
the storage container measures 7’ x 16′ x 8’ (ft)

a guest’s shadow on the container wall

lionel cruet espacio intangible installation
‘espacio intangible’ by lionel cruet

projection and sound equipment

lionel cruet espacio intangible installation
exterior view

various interior images



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