cumulus by iranzo, rittler, + kesting hovers an atmosphere of serenity
cumulus by iranzo, rittler, + kesting hovers an atmosphere of serenity cumulus by iranzo, rittler, + kesting hovers an atmosphere of serenity
oct 22, 2014
cumulus by iranzo, rittler, + kesting hovers an atmosphere of serenity


cumulus by iranzo, rittler, + kesting hovers an atmosphere of serenity
photo © thomas lewandovski
all images courtesy of jordi iranzo, stefanie rittler, nadine kesting

 

 

 

a cloud is an object of significance in the sky, floating as part of a natural pattern of streaks, rays, birds, and stars within the earth’s atmosphere. such is the concept for ‘cumulus’, an installation by jordi iranzo, stefanie rittler, and nadine kesting for burg giebichenstein university of art and design in halle, germany. the construct is meant to provide a serene, ethereal, and calming experience. with a simple and regular shape, the interaction of the piece with the user involves a variation in its form thanks to the elasticity of the fabric covering the structure. inside, the white body seems to gravitate with a feeling of lightness, it is the place where calm reigns. along the edges, contours navigate vertically towards an oculus that permits light and fresh air. at night, three suspended lights provide an alternative appearance as silhouettes are created. in turn, through the enclosing surface you can only see the shadows of what exists outside and its materiality distorts sounds to the extent that they aren’t clear enough to perceive their origin.

jordi iranzo stefanie rittler nadine kesting cumulus burg halle art design germany
from the outside, the shadows represent the interior of ‘cumulus’
photo © thomas lewandovski

jordi iranzo stefanie rittler nadine kesting cumulus burg halle art design germany
underneath the structure
photo © thomas lewandovski

jordi iranzo stefanie rittler nadine kesting cumulus burg halle art design germany
a hammock resides in the bottom opening
photo © thomas lewandovski

jordi iranzo stefanie rittler nadine kesting cumulus burg halle art design germany
going up to the cloud
photo © thomas lewandovski

jordi iranzo stefanie rittler nadine kesting cumulus burg halle art design germany
jumping over the fabric 
photo © thomas lewandovski

jordi iranzo stefanie rittler nadine kesting cumulus burg halle art design germany
the ceiling with its oculus
photo © thomas lewandovski

jordi iranzo stefanie rittler nadine kesting cumulus burg halle art design germany
the regular shape becomes irregular with user interaction 
photo © thomas lewandovski

jordi iranzo stefanie rittler nadine kesting cumulus burg halle art design germany
perceptions of the shadows change in relation to distance
photo © thomas lewandovski

jordi iranzo stefanie rittler nadine kesting cumulus burg halle art design germany
the way up
photo © thomas lewandovski

 

 

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