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︎︎︎ Rundgang Exhibition 2020 - Städelschule Architecture Class (SAC)
︎︎︎ Studio Tutors: Professor Johan Bettum (Studio leader), Yeon Joo Oh ( Research Associate) , Stefan Wieland (Tutor)

This project is a continuation of the project ‘Architecture of the Enclosure’
Labyrinthine is a radical reconfiguration of Palmengarten. In which the gaze of an observer who visits the Palmenhaus is used to implode the garden. The Fold immanent in observer’s perception and vision is instrumentalized and mirrored onto the garden space, leading to its fragmention, unfolding, unwrapping and an eventual collapse, a break down into an cubist mess which tries to accommodate the spatio temporality of the corporeal subject. When the newly warped space of garden is materialized, the Garden becomes a Labyrinth, disorienting the subject making it loosen its grasp on space, thus decentring it and throwing it outside of its ownposition. The subject achieves a disinterested view & the circumscribing enclosure of the garden recoils into attaining an objecthood, thus not only revealing and challenging, but subverting the status quo of its existing power relations.

If a Traveller: Imaged Horticulture presents digital excursions into gardens in Frankfurt and beyond. The excursions into the horticulture realms are registered by extending human vision with artificial eyes. The results are presented in the forms of diorama or sculptural objects. Each of the thirteen objects explore the subtle relationship between the representation of space in forms of images and how these images give rise to our spatial gestalt through visual perception. Eventually, each object is dressed with an additional image using Augmented Reality in order to fully exploit the tension between the representation and the construction of the ‘real’.

If a Traveller: Imaged Horticulture uses the multitude and richness of forms in gardens to feed the architectural experiments in the studio. These experiments centre on architectural space in relation to aesthetics and system of represenattion. The work explicitly engages with formal question within the discipline through the agency and power of contemporrary technology.

Dimensions: 85x85x10 (cm) Material: Clay, Paper Mache, 3D print, Mdf, Electronic turntable.