By challenging perceptions of the built environment, Singular Space captures the essence and physicality of municipal art, viewed through an abstract lens and connected to the urban landscape. Collis and Donadio created a multi-faceted portrait of Forum Fountain, a Brutalist-inspired public sculpture located behind Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in East Baltimore.
Completed over the course of a year, their documentation of Forum Fountain utilized digital video, drone cinematography, photography, and audio recording to produce a dimensional and meditative impression of the site and its surroundings. The culminating installation expands the life of Forum Fountain and features immersive video projection and a permeating soundscape, reflecting the undulating nature of urban life.
Architecture can be an extension of the physical self: Buildings tell us about our bodies, both personal and social, and structure our experiences and behaviors. Singular Space serves as a multi-sensory palimpsest, reminding us that public space is mutable and cannot be erased- even in the face of continual destruction or neglect.
"As the pristine geometric edges of the projected video refract and roll at a soothing pace, blending between moving and still images, sharp angles, marble slabs, and gritty textures dance across the walls. A slow thrum pulses against your eardrums, enveloping you in a soothing bath of sound." - Cara Ober, Bmore Art Magazine, January 21, 2019-
On view: ICA Baltimore, January 5-26, 2019 Arlington Art Center, September 21-December 22, 2019