Michael Rahmatoulin

Michael Rahmatoulin

Austin, TX, US



Fractured aims to examine the erosion that is created by the absence of water, a fabric installation which looks at the spaces created between the cracks of dry soil. The space will intentionally reflect the sensation of being in a cave, reinterpreting the cracks as stalactites and stalagmites. 

As you approach, the work presents itself as a floating cube and gradually breaks down to reveal a “raw” edge on the other side. The goal is to create varied spatial perception in the exhibit as people see each other walking through. The extruded volumes are constructed using numerous colored nylon wires that would allow porous views, while maintaining a light, floating, feel to the experience. The installation would hang from the ceiling using light gage wires that attach to the lighting track.
The design was part of an international competition to design an art installation for Atmospheres symposium at the University of Manitoba in 2015. 

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Status: Competition Entry
Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA