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Disappear Here: On perspective and other kinds of space is a new commission by Sam Jacob Studio which leads the visitor through deceptive murals, cunning architectural structures and a newly commissioned film to trace the lineage of perspective across centuries and technologies.
From the Renaissance to the present day, perspective has been a constant in architectural illustration and writing. Proportion, distortion, geometry, distance, power, the infinite, the divine – this exhibition explores how perspective traverses truth and illusion, linking the disciplines of art, architecture and mathematics.
Informed by RIBA’s vast collection, Sam Jacob Studio has redesigned the Architecture Gallery at RIBA as a conceptual, interactive space, where the visitor becomes a participant within the space of representation, while viewing original drawings and rare books by some of the most talented designers in history. In a further twist, the system of perspective will dictate how everything in the gallery is arranged.