Architectural Fiction, A Shadowcatcher


The project basic aim is to deal with the Shadow of the Palace of Culture and Science which is both the most popular and probably the most hated building of Warsaw. The building intrusive erection and scale is related to the end of the Stalinist era and to the symbolic presence of the Leader embodied by the classic vision of Shadow. The first part of the project was a skiagraphic drawing of the Shadow. The concept for a Shadowcatcher evolved from that initial exploration of the shadow and developed towards the notion for erasing the shadow during the day and rewriting it during the night or basically reversing the Shadow effect.
The project expands various explorations of movement and light effects to animate and re-conceptualize the area of impact.