KNOL casts luminous insect city in illusions of a small world
 
KNOL casts luminous insect city in illusions of a small world
jan 30, 2014

KNOL casts luminous insect city in illusions of a small world

KNOL projects transparent insect city for illusions of a small world
all images coutesy of KNOL

 

 

 

 

illuminated by 10 overhead projectors, amsterdam-based studio KNOL casts a transparent insect city, revealing the anthropod’s movements on the surrounding walls. the miniature village houses various species, and each tiny architectural structure they populate is connected to another by a clear highway, which hope to motivate them to intermingle and mobilize around the small-scale habitats. knol explains that the idea is ‘based on the book metamorphosis by kafka.(where the protagonist is transformed into large, monstrous insect-like creature). visitors of this installation are on one hand looking down on the small insects, but are on the other hand drawn inside their world, through the large reflections in the space.’ observers are able to watch the silhouettes of the swarming bugs meandering around the fabricated rooms they inhabit as huge, ghostly images on the interior walls, contemplating an imagined universe in which they might live. KNOL-projects-transparent-insect-city-for-illusions-of-a-small-world-designboom-12
the insect city materializes on the surface of the wall

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looking through the transparent insect city

KNOL projects transparent insect city for illusions of a small world
small scale houses contain various species within

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the clear villages are connected by highways, to encourage their movement throughout the space

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insects gather around the light source

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an insect within the transparent architectural walls

KNOL projects transparent insect city for illusions of a small world
transparent cities projected on the gallery walls

KNOL projects transparent insect city for illusions of a small world
a tray of worms casts a shadow on the neighboring wall

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