For Nothing : Creating Illusions final, I want to create a site-specific installation.
It will be installed at 721 Broadway, Sub-basement, in a dark room.
People will be led down to the basement of the building, then walk down a staircase into the sub-basement, the guts of Tisch.
The room will be entirely dark, only faintly seeing a crack of light shining from a door up a staircase that seems longer than it really is, using optical depth illusions. The light shining through will imitate a sort of infinity.
Designing an optical illusion staircase that makes the room seem bigger, longer than it really is.
Designing a light that imitates infinity.
The door, wall, and staircase will be the part where I will fabricate from thick foam cardboard.
Making sure every part is sealed, and light will only come through when the door is opened.
Materials needed: Foam cardboard, door nob, tape,
The "infinity light" illusion will be created by mixing 2 colors of light, (light blue and light pink), diffused by a silk screen or diffusive sheet, so the audience cannot tell the origin of the light source.
Materials needed: projector or other light source, diffusive sheet