Often referred to as the “architecture of the universe,” sacred geometries are found throughout the natural and man-made world. Inspired by Renaissance perspective drawings by Leon Battista Alberti, Leonardo Da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer, Pythagoras’ mathematics and sound observations, and the tessellating geometric patterns found in ancient Islamic art, Hidden Order (2022) by UVA (United Visual Artists) employs perspective and geometry as tools to reshape and redefine a space.
Drawn from an invisible vanishing point, compositions within the canvas create dynamic formations that manipulate our sense of perspective. Always unpredictable and without repetition, the installation generates harmonic layers through its drawings, revealing a hidden order where sound and geometry create an audiovisual performative experience. Hidden Order is a part of UVA’s explorations into programmable architecture, creating the illusion of light and sound as physical materials.