Augmented sculpture, in vintage (1960's) suitcase


Artist: Nourathar Studio

Authors: Caen Botto & Marta Rupérez

Title: Coxetour

Date: 2019

Medium: Augmented reality. Mixed media; vintage suitcase, reflective polymer. LCD screen, Raspberry Pi, electronics.

Dimensions: 43.5 (h) x 58 (w) x 52 (d) cm

Loop duration: 2'27

Edition: unique within a series of 5


The piece presents an exploration of reflections on different surfaces, which allow the moving image to expand beyond the screen and adopt the shape of the tetrahedra. These polyhedra are one of the 5 Platonic solids, for the Pythagoreans they represented the fire element.

Both the title and the central figure of this augmented sculpture pay homage to HSM Coxeter (1907 - 2003), one of the most important geometers of the twentieth century. The tetrahedron is composed of two octahedral kaleidoscopes, as defined by Coxeter.