dalit lilienthal creates static movement in tel aviv dalit lilienthal creates static movement in tel aviv
jun 17, 2014

dalit lilienthal creates static movement in tel aviv

dalit lilienthal creates static movement in tel aviv
all images courtesy of dalit lilienthal
the new aluminium element in juxtaposition with the old stairs




the immobility of the structure within a 1920’s building versus a daily circulation of students drove dalit lilienthal to his installation called ‘static movement.’ the idea was to create an experience against the stillness of the architecture where awareness is directed towards a wall in motion while entering and exiting the 6B studio design school in the center of tel aviv, israel.

dalit lilienthal static movement tel aviv
led lighting was carefully positioned between the two layers 




during the creative process, lilienthal was notified that interior elements, such as the windows and railings, were not allowed to be changed in their size or material. in reaction to these stipulations, a fresh coat of dark grey paint has been brushed onto the decorated railing and the handrail itself has been sanded to its original wooden material. the renovation focused on the long, high entrance wall leading to the first floor where the secretariat and study halls are situated, an area students constantly pass through during study hours.

dalit lilienthal static movement tel aviv
info stand for students




to achieve the concept of ‘static movement,’ aluminum strips were individually sliced using a laser cutting machine. the staircase wall consists of two 50-strip layers. by superimposing one layer over the other and offsetting their angles by several degrees, a moiré effect has been created where there is a flowing illusion of rippling movement. this leads visitors to another set of bands used for the corridor, where wooden boxes within the aluminum have become a useful info stand where students can read various brochures and publications.

dalit lilienthal static movement tel aviv
the layers are separated a few centimeters apart from one another

dalit lilienthal static movement tel aviv
the info stand ends the procession where students can enjoy school publications

dalit lilienthal static movement tel aviv
a sheet of aluminum in the laser cutting process

dalit lilienthal static movement tel aviv
150 cut strips, each individually numbered, sent to be painted, then mounted 




front layer plan showing each numbered strip and position 

back layer tilted a few degrees from front layer

the two layers superimposed creating a moire effect



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