"Halbzeug Oberflächenveredelung", installation, 2009
The installation "Halbzeug" by visomat inc.
can be seen as an architectural study: modular, geometric Styrofoam elements arranged to create large-scale, adaptive spatial structures. Developed further as "Oberflächenveredelung" (Surface Refinement) it involves media in a way that is aiming at an interaction between a geometric body, light and sound. At MAO, "Halbzeug Oberflächenveredelung" elegantly transforms the existing architecture where it covers parts of the main hall's walls and ceiling. Video projectors are used to animate the structure by precisely tracing individual elements with light. It describes a path towards form and delivers a massive, sensual re-definition of space. Styrofoam is an industrial material; a completely synthetic product. It stands for functionality, simplicity and minimalism, exactly the qualities that the installation references in contemporary architecture and interior design.
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