Universidad Carlos III, Madrid 2019
For the expressionist architects of the early twentieth century, glass was the material that promised a utopian city of spiritual economy in harmony with nature. They were looking for an architecture that would inspire the spirit to renounce materiality and transcend to a collective consciousness. The creator of the movement Paul Scheerbart said that "if we want to raise our culture to a higher level, we are obliged to transform our architecture. Something that will only be possible if we eliminate the quality of confinement in the spaces we live in." The expressionists sought to invoke the presence and union with the cosmos or an originator spirit by imagining crystalline structures interacting with the Sun and other light sources. This site-specific installation explorers this transcendental architectural philosophy as a way to reflect on new systems of coexistence.