UN Studio invited us to provide a projected lighting design for their contribution to the exhibit “Out There: Architecture Beyond Building” at the Arsenale as part of the 11th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. The UN Studio installation explored the transformative potential of the material world. Just like fashion designers, architects offer alternate looks and identities, age and income-appropriate shells.
Can architecture still have autonomy?
According to UN Studios the lesson is to “switch it on, switch it off” … to find autonomy in brief moments of liberation.
The installation structure presents an architecture that is as supple as a textile, in which floors, walls and ceilings flow into each other.
On the inside, the visitor encounters a kaleidoscopic world of people posing, inviting voyeurism, and seeking transformation in their own conceptualizations of the changing room.
We developed an ever-changing “remix” of various YouTube videos selected by UN Studios after looking for the keyword “change” which was projected on the walls by nine video projectors we installed inside the structure.
Tweaking the multi-projection mapping on-site.
We modified ultra-short throw projectors to integrate them in the ceiling so that no projector was hanging in the space.
From technical setup under the hood to aesthetic quality assurance before the opening.