Disconnect Project #2 Berlin
Location: Program Gallery, Berlin
Date: May 26 Ė July 9, 2011
Project team: Alex A.Tsolakis,
Bastian Wibranek, Sebastian Kriegsmann
Photos by Elsa J N Thorp.
Curators: Carson Chan and Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga
Click here to see the video from the opening performance
Disconnect, a full-scale installation starts from a simple proposition: more often than not, public space is communally occupied. Despite the immutable forms of architecture, space transforms the moment itís inhabited; what we do, and what we donít is spatially inscribed by the simple fact of our engagement. By installing a stretchable membrane across the gallery floor, Disconnect allows visitors to physically register the movements of their co-habitants. As people move over and under the surface, the fabricís stretch manifests the influence of other bodies as a sensible force. Projected beams of light mark contour lines on the fabric as shifts with movement.
text by Carson Chan and Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga