2013

Ad Astra






Ad Astra, a Latin phrase meaning "to the stars,", represents the curiosity we have for what is beyond our earth, which we cannot reach or fully understand. Ad Astra connects the user to this relationship and allows one to explore their physical actions as a part of our infinite world, both as a part of the spectacle and as the actors that transform its configuration. Here, the forces of our physical reality are identified within the user, which is that matter cannot be created or destroyed, and any action we perform has a consequence or reaction.





Upon entering the space, one is faced with an infinite reflection of lights that create an endless spectrum of white glowing balls.






Users are drawn to the silver-coloured balls that once touched, play an instrumental portion of a melody and flicker the surrounding white balls. Once another silver ball is touched, or up to all eight of them at once, the melody simultaneously plays in its full orchestration. In direct correspondence with the environment and the other visitors, the user's actions create the visual and auditory experience of the space.



Ryerson Department of  Architectural Science Toronto, CA.