creating perspectival work in the environment seems to be gaining ground in the past couple of years (see here, or here). maybe because it is so much easier to document and share in this moment, so the reach of the experience is much broader. i find it fascinating to see how the images distort as we walk past them, as it reinforces the notion we must be standing in a specific location to gain the full experience.
experience is the idea I find most intriguing with this type of work. the environment becomes the experience in a new manner. we are asked, or in the case of a parking garage or restroom, required to participate. and couldn't we all use a bit more whimsy in our lives?
this work by Aakash Nihalani fascinates me for it's use of whimsy. it's playful, lighthearted, and intriguing. i hope to run into work like this some day, with my son, if i'm lucky, so we can experience together how we can each interrupt the environment and find ways to continually insert some fun into our daily experience.