THE DIVIDED LINE // LIGHT CITY 2017 . Baltimore, MD
k.lechleiter ARCHITECT, PI.KL Studio, LED BETTER STUDIO, Elsa Haarstad, BE|THE|TO Studios
in collaboration with ELEMENTAL METALWORKS
THE DIVIDED LINE is an interactive space for occupation with engagement in a transformative virtual reality. The framework is constructed of steel frames with polycarbonate panels containing LED light tape, con-structed to form a cave-like space as the backdrop for a virtual experience. Interaction with the Virtual Reality headsets alters one’s connection to the space. Those that engage the VR experience will be presented with a
“hyper-reality” and will open themselves up to a discussion on what the nature of reality is. The intent for the installation is to be sculptural and poetic, engaging and interesting, fun and interactive - yet also deliver an added sense of inclusion in the moment – a hyper-reality that extends the allegory of Light City to the people of Baltimore.
2017 AIABaltimore Excellence in Design Awards
Special Citation for Design Concept