DHAHRAN, SAUDI ARABIA
Designed by UAP's Australian studio, the digital video artwork Striations was borne from a curatorial call for a commission that connected with, and explored, the identity of Ithra. The call further identified a need for the commission to capture visitor interest by relating them to their surroundings, including the architectural design of the Center's multiple building components. In response, Striations takes the viewer on a visual journey of the conception of Ithra. The work encapsulates the Center's strong visual connection to place and its surrounding environment through a series of black and white, pixilated still images that are animated to generate an abstracted narrative through time and space. The integration of Snohetta's architectural drawings, combined with an intentionally derivative graphic manipulation, expresses the geometry of the Center's façade and internal framework.
Read more about this project and all artworks delivered for Ithra at Telluric. This publication documents the twelve different artworks commissioned within Ithra, with accompanying images and sketches that give readers not only a holistic view of these integrated artworks, but also a sumptuous sense of the detail and texture unique to each.
Image credit: Cieran Murphy