Amy Hauft makes architectural-scale installations in which landscapes seem to occur in indoor settings. She uses a variety of strategies when determining how to intercede in a site. Viewers interacting with the artworks intensify their own sense of physical presence as an entity both occupying and moving through a space, creating a heightened animistic experience.
Each artwork is an intersection of haptic and cognitive incidents. At first, the viewer’s physical experience takes precedence. With time – while experiencing the piece, and then during later consideration – an implied logic for the project floats to the surface, a logic that both challenges and concentrates physical memory.