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Gothic architecture was a technology that for the first time enabled the construction of vast, interior spaces of light.

In 2020, everyday forms of communication have accelerated into ever more virtual realms. Our messages, emails, swipes, taps, clicks, and Zoomed exchanges are streaming packets of light distributed in the cloud.

Cloud flippening reimagines a critical structural element of gothic technology, the flying buttress.

The sculpture is a drawing in light that supports the walls of a subterranean, virtual interior mediated exclusively via screens.

  • With thanks to
  • Peter Wu and EPOCH + LAMOA