Aedes Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2013
The effects of situation, light, color, and material on viewer perception are tested in a spatial installation of shifting perspectives. Within a trajectory of transitional spaces, optical illusions and trompe l’oeil effects are brought to contemporary structures, generating an experience that negotiates the ideal and the relational. The many interactions possible between building, programme and user which can engage the public in a dynamic and challenging confrontation is a key element in UNStudio's designs. The exhibit itself is not merely a showcase, nor an object to passively observe, but instead interacts with the visitor whilst simultaneously demanding active participation in order to create a spatial and dynamic experience. At an almost 1:1 scale the visitor can, as it were, step into the projects on display.
In addition to the primary focus on these key projects, a more detailed view is generated by means of five thematic threads which bind the projects together along a three-dimensional ribbon which meanders through the exhibition space. These threads consist of numerous small images which afford the reading of the various relationships between the exhibited projects within a larger context of inspiration, debate and realisation processes and provide insight into the knowledge driven nature of UNStudio’s practice.
Client: Aedes Gallery
Location: Aedes am Pfefferberg, Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119 Berlin
Programme: exhibition design
Status: Realised (17th May 2013 - 4th July 2013)
Photos: Christian Richters
UNStudio: Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos with Christian Veddeler and Soungmin Yu
Builder: Minga Berlin
Subsidized by: Creative Industries Fund NL