In an earlier post called “Participatory Street-up Innovation” I wrote about how invisible material relations and interventions could be detected and made visible. And that this creative process from invisible to visible would be a role for artists.
A great example of visualizing an invisible or abstract process is the interactive artwork “Boundary Functions” (1998) by Scott Snibbe. The artwork shows people walking on a raised floor and projected lines between them which makes visible how personal space and relationships changes between these people. Snibbe: “Personal space, although we call it our own, is defined by others and changes without our control.” Interdependence and the social construction of reality, are the themes that can be found throughout all of Snibbe’s artwork.
Karin van den Driesche