jana winderen + MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY install situation room in NY jana winderen + MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY install situation room in NY
oct 09, 2014

jana winderen + MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY install situation room in NY

jana winderen + MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY install situation room in NY
installation image of ‘situation room’, 2014 by jana winderen and MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY
all images © miguel de guzmán

 

 

 

as a union of digital and tangible processes, oslo-based artist jana winderen and architect MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY, have infilled new york’s storefront for art and architecture with an immersive sound and light object. titled ‘situation room’, the work comprises an intricate web of parametrically generated shapes, undulating and stretching from the exhibition space’s floor to ceiling and colored in a near-florescent pink powder coating. visitors activate the installation by walking and crawling within the bulbous network of passageways, apertures and tunnels made from 2000 unique parts, while abstract geometries punctured in the exterior skin allow for an interplay between the shadowy outer room and luminous interior chamber.

jana winderen marc fornes theverymany storefront nyc
an intricate web of parametrically shaped material stretches from the exhibition space’s floor to ceiling

 

 

 

the site specific work reflects upon the contemporary conditions that exist within the built environment that surrounds us, specifically the adaptation of virtual elements into the physical realm. as a vibrating sound experiment, ‘situation room’ aims to transform the architecture of the gallery into an animated and multi-sensory form. as described by the team, the installation is ‘conceived as a sound object that absorbs and contrasts the site specificity of the storefront gallery with abstract, spatial, formal and acoustic variations and compositions. ‘situation NY’ raises questions about context, sensorial readings, estrangement and the uncanny tangentially resonating with contemporary debates around the ontology of objects.’

jana winderen marc fornes theverymany storefront nyc
visitors activate the installation by walking and crawling within the bulbous network of passageways

 

 

 

‘situation room’ is a continuation of fornes’ study and work with typologies which untie both formal and technical constraints into an immersive environmental whole. the project is presented from now until november 21st, 2014 on the occasion of the launch of the worldwide storefront.

jana winderen marc fornes theverymany storefront nyc
‘situation room’ reflects upon the contemporary conditions that exist within the built environment that surrounds us

jana winderen marc fornes theverymany storefront nyc

jana winderen marc fornes theverymany storefront nyc

jana winderen marc fornes theverymany storefront nyc

jana winderen marc fornes theverymany storefront nyc
abstract apertures punctured in the exterior skin allow for an interplay between light and shadow

jana winderen marc fornes theverymany storefront nyc
the bulbous chamber allows visitors to be fully immersed within the sound object

jana winderen marc fornes theverymany storefront nyc
visitors to the new york space are able to access world wide storefront projects through augmented reality applications

jana winderen marc fornes theverymany storefront nyc
the building’s facade allows for a peek at what’s inside

jana winderen marc fornes theverymany storefront nyc

 

 

 

project credits:

 

situation room by jana winderen and marc fornes / theverymany
fabrication: bengal.fierro
commissioned by : storefront for art and architecture
with the support of: robert rauschenberg foundation

 

world wide storefront​
project agents: laura castro, engel leonardo, monica de moya and maurice sanchez; hariklia hari; andrew kovacs and laurel consuelo broughton; pete & vegas; ann lui, ashley mendelsohn, larisa ovalles, craig reschke and ben widger; onya collective; maayan strauss; sandra teitge; megan torza; and mimi zeiger, leonardo bravo, river jukes-hudson and sarah lorenzen
curated by: eva franch i gilabert carlos mínguez carrasco, associate curator
graphic design and web design: pentagram, natasha jen. jeffrey waldman
programmer: pentagram, jaeyoon kim
digital-physical technology: esther sze-wing cheung and george showman  
worldwide storefront is produced by storefront for art and architecture with the support of peter guggenheimer

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