A dividing wall along one portion of the boundary this creates a separation that is no longer perceived but physical. Although this wall will not be a solid boundary it will be full of conical holes that direct views and allow new perception of the other side. Focusing one’s sight, visitors will experience the other side as a series of vignettes. By using a reflective material to line the cones of vision through the wall one sees both their own reflection and the other side beyond this overlapping and reflecting encourages viewers to reflect on impressions of border and the meaning of edge.
Installed May 16 and May 17 at the lot next to 12133 Conant (Meghna Grocery, Hamtramck version)
Virginia Melnyk is an artist, architect, designer, and maker. Her work involves the merger between digital design and crafted construction techniques. She has built installations around the world including in Flint, Toronto, and Beijing. She is currently adjunct design professor at the University at Buffalo School of architecture and planning.