Installation, Virtual Reality, Anise Gallery, London, December 2018
Data: Anything that contains a descriptive fragment of information
Sutra: Ancient religious texts in which most of the Hinduist and Buddhist dogma is expressed.
Datasutra is an attempt by (ab) Normal, a collective of four architects, to manifest the liturgic unfolding of digital routines soaking our daily life, the architecture supporting this body of rituals and the consequent landscape.
On 29 November 2018 Anise Gallery is transformed. An experiment in architectural representation, photorealistic renders are carefully de-constructed by (ab) Normal before they are rearranged in illustrations based on Normal vectors. In so doing, they avoid any traditional structure that builds the contemporary, familiar visual notion of space to produce an allegory of a culture that revolves obsessively around the internet, gaming and religion. The environments that (ab)Normal construct through their imagery will be replicated in the gallery setting, immersing visitors into the abnormal.