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Portland Museum of Art presents Voices of Design. 25 Years of Architalx

Portland Museum of Art presents Voices of Design. 25 Years of Architalx an exhibition on view through May 19, 2013.

Voices of DesignImage: Sandy Agrafiotis Photography

Voices of Design will celebrate 25 years of Portland’s Architalx lecture series with an interactive exhibition that showcases the power of design. The exhibition will include a 17-foot-tall tower featuring multiple levels of screens with images that alternately reveal themselves and disappear. A dynamic image projection will light up two sides of the tower by using projectors embedded in the interior of the tower and infrared light sensors. The visitors’ touch will create a rippling response of images on a massive scale and connected to the themes: What is Architecture?, Authenticity, Culture, Expressive Form, Light, Material & Craftsmanship, Extraordinary in the Ordinary, Optimism, Process, Responsibility, Site, Space, and Structure. In addition, on either side of the tower will be two 10-foot-tall sound portals with thematic audio clips from the Architalx lecture series. Through the use of “holosonic” technology for projecting tight beams of sound, the sound will be heard only by the person or persons in the portals. Voices of Design was designed by Tim Ventimiglia and Jennifer Whitburn, of Ralph Applebaum Associates, New York; the tower was built by Chris Wright and Martin Simpson; and the interactive digital program was designed and programmed by Raphael DiLuzio, Mattias Oostrik, and Stephen Houser.

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