Paradoxical Spatial Installation is an art exhibition that deep explore the architectural narrative about the importance for balance of architecture as both the product of capitalism and culture. A dialogue between Simplicity of architecture and Complexity of economic reality in developing country is a taboo subject most discipline was shy away to explore.
Curated by Antonius Richard, this 4 day exhibition – spatial paradox was translated into three dimensional labyrinth that represents the perception of the linear space that serves as a gallery of his narrative, the contradiction to the conceptuality, essentially the experience of a space. It can be defined as a space for sensations, the materiality of space can be acknowledged only by the materiality of the subject. It is the real space that is defined by art and generated by social praxis and the perception of space.
The perception of the Labyrinth is a unique phenomenon because it is based on solely how
the subject experiences the space. Perceiving the whole of an object is impossible without reason, as the subject can perceive only the parts at a time and never fully get an overview.
A Paradox is a statement that contradicts itself. A remark that should be examined
closely to provoke the mind to think about what is not usually directly legible. That is part of the reason why a paradox becomes a contradiction to an idea, as it dismisses or conflicts upon the existing concept.
This was translated also within the materiality of glass block, a material most people was familiar as the most basic material to complement their service area, in which explored by RAD+ar because of its very nature and basicness to construct a visual barrier while also concealing the whole structures at the same time. This exhibition questions the very basic nature of glass block, from a lower caste of materials transformed into crystal liked installation that invites visitors to enter and explore.
The challenge was to construct 25 ton / 25.000 kg of glass blocks within 54 hours of dry construction within the exhibition safely, without revealing the contrast experience between a simple rectangular volume outside and series of different spatial layers within. Load of steel circulation inside was transferred into the steel frame within glass block that also acted as bracing that holds that heavy glass installation intact.