Jesús García Álvarez

Jesús García Álvarez

New York, NY, US


Air Wave

The “Air Wave” installation was commissioned by The Architectural League of New York to respond to the theme of “threshold.” Rather than see a threshold as a physical transition, “Air Wave” defined it as the magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded to initiate a particular physical reaction. A threshold is a limit. It can be a physical limit as well as an invisible boundary—like the liminal yet invisible boundaries of sound and air movement. Installed in the vast hall of a former manufacturing facility, the project was suspended in the air and appeared above visitors as an upside-down landscape. The fabric surface was put into constant movement by an array of suspended fans. 

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Status: Built
Location: New York, NY, US
My Role: Collaborator
Additional Credits: MODU ARCHITECTURE