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"Evaporative Buildings" at UICA

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Right around the corner from UICA's entrance is Alex Schweder La's "Evaporative Buildings," on Weston St. This "Evaporative Buildings" installation is located in UICA's loading dock and is made from projections and mechanically induced mist. The mist serves as a "screen" for a cyclical loop of video projections: rectangular shapes, recessed one behind another, which rise, fall, and move through the mist in ever-shifting patterns. The projected shapes resemble stacked architectural sections at one moment, phantasmal apertures the next: unreliable exits and entrances, flickering bluish in the mist.

Alex Schweder La has a masters degree in architecture from Princeton and his projects have been collected by several individuals and institutions.

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 "Evaporative Buildings" is perhaps my favorite piece in all ArtPrize.  It was absolutely refreshing to come across something that was more than just a painting or sculpture.  I am a big fan of things like this that challenge the status quo of what art is.  Thanks to the UICA for hosting this.