TINA B. at the Venice Biennale 2010 - 12th International Architecture
August 26th - September 26th 2010
Arsenale - Venezia
A collaboration of Katja Loher and Hans Focketyn
Collapsoscope simulates micro society that manifests the battle of increasing the productivity but enlarging the market. The issue of the performed situation is not about
how to make but how to "throw away" the products.
The globe breaks open, the images burst the roundness, the bodies collapse, the words dissolve, what remains is an aggressive beauty of hundreds of bodies and the question: What is the most important thing we can be thinking about right now?
This video-sculpture consists of both: an internal and an external perspective of a microcosm. Two round openings in the front of the object lead the eyes to the inside of
the sculpture, where a kaleidoscope consisting of round mirrors reflect macro images in an endless space. Blisters on the surface of the globe seem to burst and the video images crash on the walls. The object, produced with 3D milling in layers of MDF, is suspended from the ceiling. Video screens, tiny video projectors and round mirrors that are hidden inside the object display the video inside and outside the sculpture.
3 screen composition on the video outside:
A mirror field on the floor guides fragments of collapsing bodies onto the surrounding walls.