Synthetic Spaces II: Hyperreal Huddersfield is part of an ongoing body of work to use advanced spatial surveying tools to document the spaces of Huddersfield and develop new narrative modes of engagement with those spaces. The project marks the second phase of the ‘Synthetic Spaces’ project that was exhibited in 2019 in the Market Gallery as part of the Temporary Contemporary initiative. In Synthetic Spaces, Clear and Park explore how Huddersfield’s architectural fabric can be represented using scanning technology to non-specialist audiences through immersive video projections and digital drawings. The interior space of Queensgate Indoor Market is both the subject and location of this exhibition.
Scanned, layered, reflected and refracted to create an immersive virtual architecture that speculates upon the hidden and unseen aspects of Huddersfield’s urban space. Presented as a ‘mixed reality’ and multi-sensory installation, visitors to the exhibition were able to immerse themselves in these new spatial narratives through a VR experience, accompanied by an immersive sound experience captured by Dr Hyunkook Lee