by Miryam Muller in

New York based architect and artist Marcos Zotes transformed the largest church in Iceland, hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavík, Iceland into a spectacular & interactive light installation called “RAFMÖGNUÐ NÁTTÚRA”.

Rafmögnuð Náttúra is a temporary & site-specific light installation that animates the facade of the church with a large 3d video-mapping projection. Zotes intention was to intervene in the city by socially activating the church’s surrounding public space.

Zotes explained, “with Rafmögnuð Náttúra, I wanted to subvert the static and symbolic condition of Hallgrímskirkja church and temporarily turn it into a dynamic and interactive social experience. The idea is to make people confront their everyday urban environment with a critical aptitude towards its potential uses.” He goes on to say, “as an architect and artists, I see the traditional modes of operation in the field of architecture as very limited in regards to the current economic, social and political global conditions. It is in the blurring of boundaries between different fields and the sharing of knowledge that we can find new opportunities for creativity and innovation.”