The project is a collaboration between visual artist Vanessa Rosa, parametric architecture Veronica Natividade and creative coder Wenqi Li.
It was first presented in:
Babycastles Gallery - From Aug.3 to Aug.24, 2017
145 14th Street, between 6h and 7th avenue.
Visual and numeric representations of infinity through the eyes of different cultures are the reference for an art exhibition that is also a game. A game made by paintings, coding, video mapping and infinity boxes.
The visitors are invited into the quest of looking for hidden numbers across the exhibition site, inside the infinity boxes. Each number is capable of transforming the projection mapping installation in an unique way. If the visitor finds them all, he/she wins a prize: a laser cut stencil and an e-mail with the research behind such project.
The project is a collaboration between visual artist Vanessa Rosa, parametric architect Veronica Natividade and creative coder Wenqi Li, and it was first shown in Babycastles, NYC, August 2017. It’s based on research on ethnomathematics, a culturally contextualized approach on technology. Vanessa Rosa and Veronica Natividade have already developed other projects with a similar proposal. In 2016, Veronica’s students created laser cut stencils with parametric design tools, stencils that were used to do a collective mural painting inspired in Yoruba traditional wall art. This work aimed to reclaim political recognition of a black activist group in Rio de Janeiro.
The Infinity Game project takes such research much further by exploring in a visual form the crossings between cultures spread all over the world. Through the combination of cultural groups architecture and patterns, we create surrealistic interactive representations and we aim to speak about the universality of mathematical language. We propose a shared visual narrative and powerful reminder of how important the free and open exchange of cultural influence is to our collective identity.