Air Control?

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Critical Design.

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Air Control?

RCA meets Aeroscene,
Workshop at Palais de Tokyo, Paris


Air Control? is inspired by the Aerocene Manifesto of Tomás Saraceno. The immersive installation emphasises the emergence of unpredictable consequences on the environment in an artificially controlled nature.




Concept


In discussions, environmental threats are humanised and scaled down to present tangible solutions. Humanising such issues allows us to grasp hyper-objects, but at the same time, it implies that they can be resolved with simple actions. This process tends to overlook the unpredictable effects that emerge within the system. We aim to highlight a non-human-centered point of view on the topic of environmental issues and ask ‚Who is in Control of the Air?‘







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Workshop at Palais De Tokyo

Air Control? is an immersive installation that embraces the movement of the air in an artificial environment. The five floating sculptures shape the air and thus give it a presence. The air becomes a physical object and a starting point for conversations. Their movements, influenced by the artificial wind of the ventilator, create patterns and emphasises the human idea of controlling nature. The projections of a blizzard highlight the unpredictable environmental consequences through human set parameters.



Air Control? II

Native Instincts, Bussey Building, London


Animations were projection-mapped onto the floating sculptures and visualise the movement of the air through particle systems, inspired by weather maps and wind visualisations. The visual language and change of colours draw attention to the unpredictable shifts in climate change.



Collaboration | Elisa Frenay | Felix Scholder

Workshop at Palais De Tokyo
Royal College of Art

Native Instincts, Bussey Building, London




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