syracuse university team wraps 'trans(inter)ference' with VHS tape syracuse university team wraps 'trans(inter)ference' with VHS tape
jul 08, 2015

syracuse university team wraps 'trans(inter)ference' with VHS tape

syracuse university team wraps ‘trans(inter)ference’ with VHS tape
images by paul kozlowski © photoarchitecture.com/fav 

 

 

 

for the 10th edition of the lively architecture festival in montpellier, france, a team from syracuse university school of architecture have realized an immersive and adaptable installation within the provincial courtyard of the hôtel audessan. 

trans(inter)ference syracuse university school of architecture VHS tape
the immersive and adaptable installation has been realized within the courtyard of the hôtel audessan

 

 

 

‘trans(inter)ference’, receiving the festival’s special mention award, comprises a simple frame system wrapped with repurposed VHS tape. in addition to its material characteristics — luminosity, durability, and cost efficiency — the reuse of videotape waste offers a conceptual reflection between what was and what could be. ‘identity and iconicity in architecture lie in between concepts of distinction and resolution, between old and new,’ the team at syracuse university describe. ‘this installation is both a product of its specific location and of a digital logic that favors the observer’s perception over a stable reproduction of context.’

trans(inter)ference syracuse university school of architecture VHS tape
a simple frame system is wrapped with repurposed VHS tape

 

 

 

entering the labyrinth, visitors are enveloped within a three-dimensional graphic composition of geometries and lines. the distance between tape lengths and their overlapping configuration with other panels of tape reveals the surrounding environment through a distorted lens. the courtyard is perceived through the space allowed by the VHS material, resulting in a convergence of drawing and sculpture in space. 

trans(inter)ference syracuse university school of architecture VHS tape
visitors are enveloped within a three-dimensional graphic composition of geometries and lines

trans(inter)ference syracuse university school of architecture VHS tape
the surrounding environment is revealed through a distorted lens formed by the tape

trans(inter)ference syracuse university school of architecture VHS tape
the courtyard is perceived through the space allowed by the VHS material

 

 


constructing ‘trans(inter)ference’
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