Content tagged: the social as shared experience
‘Lux Nova’ or ‘new light’ refers to the Gothic inven¬tion of polychromatic dyed glass and the emotive potential of coloured light. This proposal for a struc¬ture at the MoMA PS1 in New York uses arrays of multihued polycarbonate blades to enclose spaces of multiple scales of habitation, from collective to inti¬mate. Walking through it, these multihued spaces of¬fer luminous atmospheres, drifting dynamically with daylight — a landscape of light and colour — creating temporary atmospheres for contemplation and col¬lective occupation. The project aims at reinforcing the link between collective experiences and social practice. Easton+Combs are an architectural practice based in New York.
Christine Rusche does not build spaces, but transforms existing ones through graphic means. Black lines, planes and perspectives collide with the white walls of the gallery. The two spaces compete: the physical three-dimensional space of the gallery with the two-dimensional space of the drawing overlayed onto its surface. The resulting effect is disorientating as much as dislocating. The space appears to be dynamic, initiating movement in the viewer. It wants to be experienced while walking through it, making the viewer continually shift position. Space appears as a relative state that is essentially depended on our experience. Christine Rusche is a German artist.
This walk-in-sculpture for the Pori Art Museum in Finland contained a video archive showing Finnish films from the Pori region. The raised open structure created an integrative situation in which the visitors could be observed observing. While traditional cinema architecture hides the viewers from one another through their alignment towards the screen, Communal Cinema allowed the opposite: the circular plan arrangement and encompassing screen prompted viewers to observe each other and interact while watching a film. The lack of enclosure encouraged the distant participation of other gallery visitors. Kai Schiemenz is a German artist living an working in Berlin and New York. Photography: Erkki Valli-Jaakola