Staedelschule Architecture Class
Spaces of Perception
“Experience is not arrayed before me as if I were god, it is lived by me from a certain point of view; I am not the spectator, I am involved, and it is my involvement in a point of view which makes possible both the finiteness of my perception and its opening out upon the complete world as a horizon of every perception.”
--- Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception, 1962 (Translation by Colin Smith)
The installation aims to create a display window which can influence the perception of the people, the perception of dimensions, in order to change the role of the people, from simple users, observers into actors...where the interaction between inside and outside is a crucial element in this play.
The perception in different scale of the same users creates an unexpected event for the user outside the installation and at the same time it transforms the user inside the installation as an active actor, making him to explore even more the space, creating a new relation with the outside user...entering in a state of play. The double reflection adds an infinite perception of the space, which increases even more the complexity and continuity in order to reinforce the perception.
The repetition and direction of the timber frames construct the two opposite perspectives which allow the state of play to become true.