Studio Akane Moriyama created the Azorean Spectrum Range for the Arquipélago Contemporary Arts Centre, Azores, Portugal. Extended through the museum courtyard, the piece aims to extend the interpretation of territory by decentralizing the artistic action. Reimagining the central courtyard of the Arquipélago, and reinterpreting its role from courtyard into that of a private urban space, the figurative void serves both as an entrance point of the museum and also as an intersection between the different functions of the Arquipélago itself: a museum, a black box, and a workshops for artists. The Azorean Spectrum Range utilizes textile to modify the context of the space with subtle elements such as shadow, colour, and texture. The long structure gradually transforms from one colour to another, changing in appearance as visitors move across the space, creating a new sense and perception of scale. The work infuses the museum courtyard with an intimate flair that invites the public to sit and observe, possibly reflecting on the dimensions and potentials of this particular public space.
Location Azores, Portugal
Site Arquipélago Contemporary Arts Centre
Material Nylon, Stainless steel wire, Steel
Photographer Sara Pinheiro, Akane Moriyama
Team Studio Akane Moriyama Akane Moriyama
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