THE ALLEGORY OF THE CAVE

A 3 week build - an art installation for Sam Zell's birthday party in Cinespace, Chicago, IL.  

Fall 2014, in a team varying from 3 - 5 people at a time, we gathered 30,000 books to build a labyrinth to depict Plato's Allegory of the Cave.

My responsibilities were to

  • Create the concept drawings
  • Gathering the materials (books, 2x4 wood, nail guns & other tools  
  • Building the cave structure

It was an installation piece that stood for 48 hours for a private event.

Art Direction and concept by David Carlson. 

*the best way to experience this video is in full screen

jeannette ralyea