Strata #1 is an audio-visual installation projected onto an oversized screen suspended from the ceiling that explores the icons of Rome’s renaissance architecture and focuses on the layering of time, functions and representations. Through sound and visual effects, Strata #1 concentrates on the collective imagery of particular buildings, reflecting upon the stratified historical meanings they detain in the western society through time.
The video environment created within the installation becomes a hybrid between a real architectural space and an abstract two-dimensional pattern: a new space in-between the real and the artificial.
In a dynamic dialogue between sound, image and architecture, the installation plays with history and its image, giving life to a process of metamorphosis which transforms the structure and function of the original architectural space. Assuming different meanings, the reoriented ceiling appears under a new perspective that focuses on their images rather than their historical and architectural significance.
Quayola is a visual artist based in London. His work simultaneously focuses on multiple forms exploring the space between video, audio, photography, installation, live performance and print. Quayola creates worlds where real substance, such as natural or architectural matter, constantly mutates into ephemeral objects, enabling the real and the artificial to coexist harmoniously. Integrating computer-generated material with recorded sources, he explores the ambiguity of realism in the digital realm.
Working in both the artistic and the commercial field, Quayola intelligently experiment with mediums traditionally perceived as separate. Currently active as Visual Artist, Graphic Designer and Director, he constantly collaborates with a diverse range of musicians, animators, computer programmers and architects. Quayola creates hybrid works blurring the boundaries between art, design and filmmaking.