Riffing on the pervasive idealism (and the dark underbelly) of modernist design, The House in the Sky is a recent installation by Sascha Pohflepp and Chris Woebken exploring the limits of science, thought, and human perception. Set in a digital reconstruction of RAND Corporation strategists Alfred and Roberta Wohlstetter’s mid-century modern home, Pohflepp and Woebken stage a ‘virtual salon’ with a range of multidisciplinary discussants including Kevin Slavin (MIT Media Lab), Jacob Gaboury (Stony Brook University/Max Planck Institute), Kate Marvel (NASA Goddard Institute), and others. These conversations and complimentary digital setpieces are then presented as anaglyph stereoscopic projections, spilling throughout Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works. The show is up for approximately two more weeks and it looks quite excellent—NYCers take note.
Jul 27–Aug 14 / Pioneer Works / 159 Pioneer Street / Red Hook, Brooklyn