House of Movement is an installation, part of the exhibition ESCHER X NENDO | Between Two Worlds, at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. A groundbreaking exhibition that features the work of Dutch artist M. C. Escher in dialogue with the work of Nendo. The exhibition featured 157 of Escher’s pieces, with the space and objects created by the Japanese studio and inspired by the Dutch artist.

House of movement incorporates a house motif with an animation by Alistair Moncur, projection mapped directly onto a geometric, tile-like base. A two-dimensional house becomes a pattern, and with the use of lights and shadows, the pattern comes to life, in a three-dimensional relief. Inspiration was taken from Escher’s works as he investigated the perfect geometry of crystals and Platonic solids. In the same way Escher expressed the tension between order and chaos, these houses express a state of flux between 2d and 3d. By creating digital optical illusions, the animation changes the depth, layout and colour of the base and creates new movements that exist between the accurate physical dimension and the limitless digital world.




Client: National Gallery of Victoria
Production: nendo
Creative Director: Oki Sato
Art Director: Alistair Moncur
Curators: Hadar Gorelik & Hsieh Hui-Hsi
Animation: Alistair Moncur

You can visit the exhibition every day from 10am to 5pm, until April 7!


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