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"My image is the lamp lit in the middle of the night" (Octavio Paz).
The columns in this installation were each created by sophomore level architecture students to act as daytime orienting devices for the human body in finding its place in the world from the vantage point of the Shattuck Hall third floor roof terrace. For the festival they are gathered in the dark as steadfast placeholders in the disorientating shadow of night, animated by the ephemerality of artificial light, offering both the pleasures of momentary distraction alongside the revelatory potential of always finding oneself lost.
PSU School of Architecture sophomore design studio students are discovering the role that large artifacts play in the innovation and embodiment of communal meaning.
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