Author: Christopher Jordano
Instructor: Karen Lange
College of Architecture and Environmental Design, California Polytechnic State University
“The obstruction, manipulation and population of surface to connect, dis-illusion and inhabit.”
DisOrient is a light installation exploring repetitive hexagonal patterns to create a source of light and sense of place. 80 individual pods connect at their edges to create a semi-flexible form. LED strip lights illuminate the center of the pods, diffused by the Mylar layer installed within. The multiplicity of hexagonal pods blurs the perception of the observer, allowing the light to read as a singular object from afar, yet intricate and detailed up close. This project seeks to begin the exploration of how patterns and depth begin to play with the observer’s perception as they orient themselves around the light source.