The Altar Church
Investigating the potential of the church as a private, contemplative space, this project installs twelve idiosyncratic altars in the side aisle of Zürich’s Augustinerkirche. The altars exhibit one of three levels of integration with the existing nave wall: stand-alone furnitures, inserted objects, or entirely amalgamated volumes. The interior elevations create the image of a still-life; yet, it is an image which encourages a corporeal engagement which extend beyond optics (looking). As one approaches the image, each altar begins to suggest a different mode of entrance, movement, posture, haptics, and reflection.
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