Immersive Wasted Space, 2019

I was co-lead on a project that took advantage of superstition at an immersive art festival in a hotel which did not have a 13th floor. We created a faithful replica of the hotel elevators that secretly rotated on a moving platform to take you to the missing floor. The elevator was a portal that led to a plane of existence that existed everywhere and nowhere. Within the space, scientists set up an illicit lab where they performed tests to pair "stem souls" with participants, assigning them short-term duties, and then recording their experience upon return. The tests allow people to consider the mutability of identity, while the assignments gently encouraged them to try on new identities through their interactions with others.

Photo (top R): Trevor Tarin