Digital media and technologies have changed the perception of space. But, they did not fulfill their promise on a physical level in relation to the body: in ‘scale 1:1’, the gap between digital speed and real world seems to shift further apart.
We propose an archaic setup of ‘base, column and roof’. Instead of using this setup to enclose a space, we try to convert the traditional understanding, in which a space is defined by its borders, and exchange it with a condition of fullness.
By utilizing flexible cords, spanned between two datum planes, it is possible to create an almost digital environment of instant connectedness (real-time force feedback), reversibility (Ctrl-Z) and permanence.
The default condition is a coordinate system of strings in the equilibrium of tension. This equilibrium is a place of inherent forces and possibilities.
This defined ‘stringed space’ works as a multi user interface. By means of physical interaction with the proposed setup, it becomes a laboratory of conditioned interaction.
By entering this multitasking environment, the user is inscribing his presence into the coordinate system. Additionally by pasting a ‘place-mark’ he is able to define a personal space. This space can be erased by removing the ‘place-mark’ or it can remain as an ‘impression’- a trace within a flexible territory, which is able to return to its default condition.
Moreover, this personal space has a direct visual and physical impact on its surrounding. It forces interaction and can be seen as a tool for negotiation. What is a generic coordinate system becomes a physical computing environment, a user-based design space. In this sense we offer a simple spatial condition directly reflecting our body’s emergence in space.
claim participated in the competition „Extension of the Serlachius Museum Gösta“ for the Gösta Serlachius …mehr
in collaboration with Büro Achter April (externer link) / Michael Fragstein, Marc Guntow and uvwxyz …mehr