• Aquatic Interactome
  • Aquatic Interactome - photo by Leo Daedalus
  • Aquatic Interactome - photo by Leo Daedalus
  • Aquatic Interactome - photo by Robert Eisenman
  • Aquatic Interactome - photo by Robert Eisenman
  • Aquatic Interactome - photo by Robert Eisenman
  • Aquatic Interactome - photo by Robert Eisenman
  • Aquatic Interactome - photo by Robert Eisenman
  • Aquatic Interactome - photo by Robert Eisenman
  • Aquatic Interactome - photo by Robert Eisenman
Ingrid Lahti - Aquatic Interactome

site-specific installation

CoCA: Georgetown Gallery
photos: Robert Eisenman, Leo Daedalus

Aquatic Interactome, a wall-based, site-specific installation for CoCA’s Georgetown Gallery, offered an ephemeral narrative about life in an imagined coral reef. I composed the installation from pins, toothpicks, dead bugs, pieces of colored gels, bits of drink cans, and other scraps attached directly on the gallery wall. Shadows and reflections added a sense of layering and depth. Each viewer’s experience of this work was transient, yet unique and mutable.

Architects also have recently begun to deploy embodied metaphors of the natural world in works such as Jürgen Mayer H’s tree-inspired Metropol Parasol in Seville, Toyo Ito’s Sendai Mediatheque, and Zaha Hadid’s riverlike spaces.