Art + Architecture: Refik Anadol at Walt Disney Concert Hall


Refik Anadol's projections on a model of Walt Disney Concert Hall. Courtesy of the artist.



The billowing wood panels of the concert hall imploded before my eyes, as if physically ripped apart by the thundering crescendos of Edgard Varèse’s Amériques. One moment the massive organ was radically disfigured to the point of unrecognizability; the next, its forms re-emerged beneath the luminous, moving mesh mapped onto the structure by the artist Refik Anadol. For less than a half hour, the Walt Disney Concert Hall was transformed in an exhilarating synthesis of architecture, music and digital art: the first iteration of in/SIGHT, a series of ongoing collaborations between video artists and the Los Angeles Philharmonic…

Projections turn the back of the hall into hands. Courtesy of the artist.