rossner transforms the brutalist church st. agnes into a gaming environment inspired by the 1990s game show ‘american gladiators’ and by so-called gyms that are used for cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence by companies such as openAI in san francisco. things that are impossible in physical space become possible in the digital environment. in the latter, a treadmill breaks through the floor and the back wall of the nave of st. agnes. a huge yellow sculpture sprawls like a plant through the stairwell all the way up to the church tower. an amorphous object made up of blue and pink bubbles spreads out beneath the ceiling of the church. smooth algorithmic material takes over the austere brutalist structure.

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