all-encompassing 'void' entraps visitors in an enclosed, depth-distorting vacuum
 

all-encompassing 'void' entraps visitors in an enclosed, depth-distorting vacuum

design collective numen/for use has created an all-encompassing ‘void’ that emphasizes the loss of spatial perception, entrapping its visitors in an abstract white vacuum. presented at the storage exhibition venue by hyundai card in south korea, the site-specific, immersive, and interactive installation forms a labyrinth in which viewers can enter and explore. as participants make their way through the mysteriously vast space, the fabric that surrounds them moves with their body, closing the opening and thus, the connection to the outside world.

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visitors enter the ‘void’

 

 

considering the site-specificity of the storage by hyundai card exhibition space, numen/for use constructed ‘void’ from textiles suspended from the ceiling and sides with a tight degree of tension. entering the tunnel, the body weight of the installation’s temporary inhabitants opens a limited, personal space both in front and behind the person inside. as visitors move through, the fabric snakes around them — a pulsation of which is achieved by a simple system of ropes and counter weights attached along the sides of the path. the labyrinth creates a complex perception of space and destabilizes viewers perception of the world around them.

numen for use void
the all-encompassing installation emphasizes the loss of spatial perception

numen for use void
‘void’ is presented at the storage exhibition venue by hyundai card in south korea

all-encompassing 'void' entraps visitors in an enclosed, depth-distorting vacuum
the labyrinth creates a complex perception of space

numen for use void
visitors are entrapped an abstract white vacuum

numen for use void
the site-specific installation forms a labyrinth in which viewers can enter and explore

numen for use void
as participants make their way through the space, the fabric that surrounds them moves with their body

numen for use void
the opening of the ‘void’ closes, thus limiting the connection to the outside world

numen for use void
numen/for use constructed ‘void’ from textiles

numen for use void
the body weight of the installation’s temporary inhabitants open a limited, personal space around them

numen for use void
as visitors move through, the fabric snakes around them

numen for use void
models indicate the suspension mechanisms 

numen for use void
tight cables are attached to the ceiling and walls 

numen for use void
early testing phases of ‘void’ 

numen for use void
making-of ‘void’ in south korea 

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