HOLDUP Architecture: From Off to OnPosted: November 17, 2011
This interactive space from HOLDUP Architecture combines the worlds of art and design using the principle of the theremin, “an instrument interacting with the magnetic field emitted by our body”.
From HOLDUP Architecture: This installation invites people to dialog through art by using an interactive and universal media: hand-drawing. Trapped in the dark and with a piece of chalk for only equipment, the visitor is expected to feel his way along. Blinded by a short journey through a forest of ropes, he eventually notices the presence of a massive volume settled in the centre of the space. When he approaches that mass, he notices that UV-lights are progressively switching on, reaching their maximum intensity when he touches it. Getting eyesight back, he is eventually able to tell the volume is a large drawing table. The visitor is assimilated to a speleologist discovering a primitive cave with prehistoric drawings painted on the rock, except these drawings are not relics from past ages. The whole space is dark until he draws on the table. Drawing is the only way to be involved and visualize the “self-made exhibition”. To see you must do! Exhibited at the international Kobe Art Biennale (Japan) during the Art in a Container exhibition, From Off to On was selected among 289 proposals to receive the Honorable Mention of the jury.
Thanks to Rémy Bardin for his submission to designgush.
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