Sep 23, 2011

Visualize Buoyancy at Suyama Space

Atherton|Keener, in one exhibit, tries to artistically define the concept of "buoyancy." The Phoenix-based art-and-architecture firm is filling up Seattle's Suyama Space with a suspended reflective surface that responds to air movement until Dec. 16.

Besides air, the reflective surface can also be moved by weights and counterweights. The art installation that you see will depend on the time of day, cloud cover, temperature fluctuations, and number of fellow visitors--so it's worth coming back again and again for varied existential moments.

Jay Atherton and Cy Keener both have degrees in architecture, and seek to understand the way that humans perceive the intangibles: " Light, sound, space, heat, cold, aridity and dampness," as they write on their website. They design architecture as well as art installations.

This latest exhibit is only one of many years of exhibits brought to us by architecture firm Suyama Peterson Deguchi.

Suyama Space, 2324 Second Avenue, Seattle, Washington

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