In the exhibition hall an existing ferroconcrete column serves as an initial point for a little installation. A small room, about 2,5 * 2,5m and with a height of 3m lays himself around the column, envelops it in a way and detract it of the great hall. Carrier boxes of artwork almost as controlled as raw build a vague reference to the construction and shows it constructive skeletons to the outside. The probably didactic appearing game with the “Elements of Architecture” begins here in terms of a bare but quite pictured tectonics. The skeleton of each wall is build by five fine wooden stilts with struts. The walls are generated by the nogging of this skeleton using self prefabricated “insulation elements” of wood fiber panels and MDF edge bands. In the upper area disguised OSB-panels grant the construction the necessary rigidity. These are used inside for the mounting of large mirrors. With its introduction the spatial installation become a spatial illusion. The mirrors attached at the head range on all four walls duplicate the one existing column depending on the viewing angle several times or indefinitely. A classic hall of mirrors and thus a comparatively direct reference to the American Bar of Adolf Loos in Vienna. And to complete the illusion in this sense a massively appearing but in reality hallow cross of white bars enclosed at the existing pillar. A backlit, taut white fabric is used as “infill” spanning the ceiling fields. This ensures adverse to the lurid neon lights in the exhibition hall a dim lighting of the room. With the help of light and material in connection with the soft walls and the soft ground also made of wooden fiber, arises a triple room damped atmosphere – auditory, visual and tactile. This serves the viewer as an initial point for a relaxed view of the pillar-balk-room-structure and for the consideration of a series of photographs “Weilheim” hanging in the space. The “Weilheim” series shows images of the building lot of different architectural “elements” of our project “Craft Yard in Weilheim”. At the end stands the trivial but in the spatial cognition emphatic appearing paradox of a column which is eluded and in the next moment given back infinitely. The equally paradoxical sequence entering a small room in a large hall and by throwing the view back standing in an even larger (illusional) room. A little artifice for architects and other friends of space.
Programme Group Exhibition / Space installation
Location Lothringer 13 Halle, Munich
Gross floor area 6,25 m2
Service Design and construction work in collaboration with Hisham Almannai, Product Designer
Team Hisham Almannai, Reem Almannai, Florian Fischer, Elias Güse, Lea Soltau
Photography Sebastian Schels, Simon Schels / PK-Odessa