Invisible Sculptures

Invisible Sculptures
3D/Interactive
Yeseul Song
Invisible Sculptures is a series of artistic experiments that studies human perception with sculptures that are invisible to eye and can only be “seen” by engaging through senses other than vision. The goal of this project was to create perceptible objects which embody physical space but are completely invisible to the naked eye. To perceive these objects, viewers must align multiple sensory functions to find and feel the form, texture and boundaries of each sculpture. The sculptures are made out of sound, heat, directional airflows, and odor. In a gallery setting, there are five identical display plinths holding each invisible sculpture. At the showing of the piece, the audiences were invited to experience each sculpture and make physical sculptures using clay after they experienced the five sculptures. A collection of ”visible” sculptures from the audience filled a whole table. Although people experienced the same invisible sculpture, each of them have slightly different shapes in their mind. These are translated through each audience member’s perception, and each translation is unique.