Façade is an installation of paper buildings in three sections with a continuous loop of images projected on each section. Exhibited at the Musee d'art Modern Andree Malraux (MuMA), Le Havre, France, December 6 - 8, 2013.
The piece was created during an artist residency in Le Havre, France and is inspired by the unique post-WWII reconstruction of downtown Le Havre as well as its more contemporary social housing constructions on the city’s edges. The constructions and the images reflect my interest in the architectural repetition of the buildings in the city center and their underlying ideals of clarity, harmony, and spaces built to a human scale and the contrasting ideas of social housing erected on the city's the outskirts. Recreated in paper, the heavy forms of the buildings become fragile characters within the stage of the city. On a visual level the projection also introduces light and color (two elements very unique in the environment of Le Havre) to transform and dissolve the buildings’ forms.