wooden shingles compose uv lab's undulating snake-like public installation in estonia

wooden shingles compose uv lab's undulating snake-like public installation in estonia

Ouroboros intertwines themes of continuity and regeneration

 

UV Lab presents Ouroboros, a unique blend of art, sustainability, and innovation featured at the Vijlandi Tuled visual arts festival as part of Tartu European Capital of Culture 2024. This wooden installation invites contemplation on the cyclical nature of existence, bridging ancient symbolism with cutting-edge technology to explore timeless themes.

 

Ouroboros seeks to revive the ancient myth of eternity and harmony through visual-architectural form. It reflects on how human concepts and aspirations manifest into symbolic structures, transcending mere physical presence.

 

Crafted from wood, reminiscent of Estonian traditional rooftops, Ouroboros embodies environmental consciousness and artisanal skill. It symbolizes the pursuit of eternal ideas in a modern world, blending durability with fragility while paying homage to cultural heritage.

 

At its core, Ouroboros symbolizes the cyclical essence of life, intertwining themes of continuity, interconnectedness, and regeneration. It prompts reflection on the serpent consuming its own tail, inviting viewers to explore its profound implications and relevance in contemporary society.

wooden shingles compose uv lab's undulating snake-like public installation in estonia
all images courtesy of UV Lab

 

 

installation fosters a dialogue between physical and virtual

 

Innovative technology converges with tradition as Ouroboros seamlessly integrates mixed reality technology. Utilizing Fologram, the installation transcends traditional artistic boundaries, fostering a dialogue between the physical and the virtual.

 

Stepping into the tranquil atmosphere of Ouroboros, visitors are encouraged to contemplate their relationship with nature. Through immersive experiences, they reflect on sustainability and adaptability, pondering their significance for the future.

 

Architecturally, creating Ouroboros UV Lab faced unique challenges, particularly the cold climate. Modular components were prefabricated in a workshop for easy transportation and assembly on-site. Mixed reality technology facilitated real-time visualization and manipulation of the 3D model, streamlining fabrication and assembly.

 

After dismantling, all materials were repurposed to contribute to the circular economy. Components were salvaged and donated to local schools and craftsmen for educational projects or future artistic endeavors, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and community impact.

wooden shingles compose uv lab's undulating snake-like public installation in estonia
UV Lab unveils Ouroboros sustainable public artwork at the Vijlandi Tuled Visual Arts festival

wooden shingles compose uv lab's undulating snake-like public installation in estonia
Ouroboros highlights the cyclical nature of existence, blending ancient symbolism with modern technology

wooden shingles compose uv lab's undulating snake-like public installation in estonia
crafted from wood reminiscent of Estonian rooftops, Ouroboros embodies environmental consciousness

 

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Ouroboros seamlessly integrates mixed reality technology, transcending traditional artistic boundaries

wooden shingles compose uv lab's undulating snake-like public installation in estonia
Ouroboros symbolizes themes of continuity, interconnectedness, and regeneration, inviting reflection upon life

wooden shingles compose uv lab's undulating snake-like public installation in estonia
the structure was prefabricated in a workshop for easy transportation and assembly on-site

ouroboros-public-art-installation-uv-lab-esttonia-designboom-1800-3

mixed reality technology streamlined the fabrication and assembly process, enhancing efficiency

wooden shingles compose uv lab's undulating snake-like public installation in estonia
visitors immerse themselves in the tranquil ambiance of Ouroboros, reflecting on their connection to nature

wooden shingles compose uv lab's undulating snake-like public installation in estonia
through immersive experiences, visitors contemplate sustainability and adaptability for the future

wooden shingles compose uv lab's undulating snake-like public installation in estonia
after dismantling, all materials were repurposed to contribute to the circular economy

 

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project info:

 

name: Ouroboros
designer: UV LAB | @uv.lab

location: Viljandi, Estonia

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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