bastian bischoff and per emanuelsson – otherwise known as humans since 1982 – present their latest project titled ‘collection of motion: waterfalls’. as part of a series of work, which also includes ‘collection of motion: rockets (hyper hope)’, the design duo has created an installation of 20 looped videos featuring the mesmerising natural spectacle. guided by the paradoxical notion of ‘collecting the uncollectable’, the designers explore ‘the human desire to sentimentalise, acquire and rationalise as a way of retaining control and order’.
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using a bespoke tiered shelf made from steel, ‘collection of motion: waterfalls’ gathers together 20 smartphones to display a series of digitally simulated looped videos. based on existing waterfalls, the footage uses sound and slow-motion to create an enchanting experience. the close resemblance to a real waterfall has been carefully detailed by the designers to draw the viewer in and evoke the ephemeral motion of water cascading down a rock-face.
while ‘collection of motion: waterfalls’ highlights the romantic yet fleeting beauty of nature, ‘collection of motion: rockets (hyper hope)’ takes a look at one of the most incredible feats of man made design. also displayed using a black, tiered shelf, this project showcases one of the pivotal moments in human history in all its glory. from setting the rockets up to them blasting into outer space, the work intends to convey the hope that comes with science, which can similarly be found in religious faith. in essence, ‘hyper hope’ aims to make a comment on the almost devout adoration of the space travel gurus of our time.
although taking on two very different subjects, the installations of both the waterfalls and rockets seek to capture a moment in time and distil it to its purest form. or in other words, ‘collect the uncollectable.’
project name: ‘collection of motion: waterfalls’ & ‘collection of motion: rockets (hyper hope)’
design: humans since 1982
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