j. mayer h.: rapport - experimental spatial structures
berlinische galerie, berlin
on now until april 9th, 2012
'rapport' by j. mayer h. at berlinische galerie
photos by: ludger paffrath ad jesko malkolm johnsson-zahn
'rapport' is an exhibition which offers insights into the interdisciplinary approach of the german architectural office of j. mayer h.
an exploration in experimental spatial structures, j. mayer h. has developed a walk-in installation for the museum's
10-metre high entrance area. walls and floors are clad in carpeting in which data security patterns are printed in black and grey.
the space-consuming concept negates the strict geometry of the institution in which it is installed. the larger-than-life
repeating patterns produce a flickering impression and transform the white gallery cube into a scenario of interpermeating
forms and structures. supplementary three-dimensional models translate the two-dimensional patterns into concrete forms.
the overall title of the show 'rapport', is meant to be ambiguous. on one hand it is a german-language term from textile manufacturing
that refers to the serial pattern of the installation. alternatively in the military field, the term 'rapport' means 'dispatch',
while in psychology it describes a human relationship in how one conveys something and themselves to others.
in this context it also refers to the starting material of the installation: data security patterns, which are used for example,
on the inside of envelopes. in this case they stand for confidential communication between two parties.
an idea of the scale of the graphics
ground level view