matali crasset explores the ancestral weave at brussels design september
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matali crasset explores one’s ancestral weave, offering the opportunity to travel through our genealogy and our humanity through a series of spatial installations that gives an ephemeral distortion of our reality. presented during brussels design september 2015, ‘the ancestral weave’ is comprised three experimental areas that emerge from the shadowy light.

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the experiment opens with a triptych comprised of a mirror in which we reflect on ourselves
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the first of these is a triptych comprised of a mirror in the center with a line of vertically-hanging LED lights hung to each side. directly in front of the reflective surface is a glass bell that floats, holding a sensor-filled headset: the gateway to the ancestral world. here, we see our reflection in the mirror intermittently and  it seems that we are lured to leave reality under the mesmerizing effect of its ascending lights. this is the introduction.

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the triptych features a glass bell that floats, holding a sensor-filled headset
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detail of the headset
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the second part of the journey is a hexagonal structure composed of tilted screens
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the second area encourages visitors to venture within the heart of a hexagonal structure composed tilted screens, inviting one to stand at their center on ground-positioned sensor pads. this module boasts spacecraft-driven codes and is a framework in which to discover allegorical entertainment. the fiction played out before the participant simultaneously triggers the imagination and body language, resulting in an ultimate feeling of relaxation.

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the participant stands on ground-positioned sensor pads and engages in allegorical entertainment
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the technology employed is spacecraft-driven codes
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the conclusion of the experiment is a micro-architecture
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the third section is composed of micro-architecture, where as one enters, they are approached by a cascade of shelter. a luminous flux appears to fall from the highest point and reflects on the micro-lighting devices located around the heart. these are at varied heights in order to outline a deflection of fleetingly-presented, daydream-like illustrations.  at the end of the journey, a printed illustrated timeline is given, to summarize your experience.

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dream-like illustrations are presented within the structure
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installation view of ‘the ancestral weave’ by matali crasset
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‘the ancestral weave’ is produced in collaboration with jean-denis filliozat, michel frey and charlotte poupon, and is on show at the senne (19, rue de la Senne B1000) – an independent, non-commercial space that intends to present site-specific design and art projects characterized by their innovative aspects — until september 21st, 2015.

 

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