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We are excited to present No Crash Zone, a temporary “renovation” of a window in the Carson, Pirie, Scott Building to make visible the logics of bird-strike prevention while still aspiring toward architecture’s preoccupations with the humanist subject. With a nod to the tiling pattern framing the building’s windows, the project aims to create visual noise through the deployment of graphic ornament, reconsidering its role beyond agendas of aesthetic composition.  The installation also taps into the fundamental construction of human vision by overtly referencing the one-point Renaissance perspective, as well as more contemporary optical tactics such as camouflage through pixilation.

No Crash Zone is a new work produced for Outside Design, an exhibition now on view at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries in Chicago.