Shirin Abendinirad Recontextualizes The Tower Of Babel
Iranian artist Shirin Abedinirad collaborated with Italian interaction designer Gugo Torelli to recontextualise the tower of Babel in a mirrored interactive installation.
Abedinirad says, “In this installation, the human is having a dialogue with city and nature to become one. [The tower] is gathering the view of the entire world in one piece.”Reflecting the tower in the biblical story inspiring its creation, the work was created as a symbol of the bridge between past and future, earth and sky with its mirrored, rotating elements acting as a light vessel that links the landscape above and below. In a statement about the artwork, which was built to travel,