in search for new ways to experience and think about architecture and the (not yet) built environment

During the research - residency in 2019 we invited different guests from various disciplines to contribute to and expand the research through their specific approach. London based dancer Emma Hoette and Zürich based musicians Ramon Landolt and David Meier were invited to come with us on-site to share their interpretation on the use of Baugespann and the potential of the ‘empty space’ it temporarily creates.

‘Choreography - marking transformation’ 

How can movement help us to better understand the scale 1:1 on-site?

Emma performed live on site and in the gallery and together we created a video of the live performance on-site. As a dancer, it’s common for Emma to use her body, to relate her physical self to the space around her. Especially in this situation, where a future building is simulated in the scale 1:1, but still is incomplete, we thought her way of looking, moving and interpreting would be extremely valuable. 

As opposed to connecting the poles of a Baugespann on paper, when connecting them through movement, we stumbled upon many conflicts of the present situation and the future projections. Also reading the poles, that simulate corners - turned out to be much more difficult then it seemed at first, because the indication of the corners is only to be seen by looking far up, to the ends of the poles, and looking down again, to connect them to the nex one.

Afterwards we interviewed her about the experience. 

‘Sound recording - the sound of transformation’
Ramon and David created a sound installation piece, based on site-specific field recordings. They performed this piece in the gallery, and recorded it on their new album that they are currently mixing and working on (estimated release, Jan 2021).

Can we make the prospective transformation more experienceable through sound?