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Design work in response to these statements:

"...make something which experiences, reacts to its environment, changes, is nonstable...
...make something indeterminate, which always looks different, the shape of which cannot be predicted precisely...
...make something which cannot 'perform' without the assistance of its environment...
...make something which reacts to light and temperature changes, is subject to air currents and depends, in its functioning, on the forces of gravity...
...make something which the 'spectator' handles, with which he plays and thus animates...
...make something which lives in time and makes the 'spectator' experience time...
...articulate: something natural..."                                     

- Hans Haacke, Cologne, 1965

 

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Mike Maleszyk

This project is based on the number of people standing over the fan/vent. A projection will be shot from multiple angles to cover the top of the cloth screen when inflated. The wind from the vent will be captured from the wind between buildings in a city setting. The wind will do two things: (1) inflate the cloth dome by releasing its energy into the middle of the dome via a large grated vent in the floor, (2) the wind will also spin the fan creating energy that will be stored in a battery to later use the same fan, when the wind dies down. This creates a self-sustain world, much like the earth.

As people enter the inflated dome, they will be forced to stand on the grate, slowly blocking wind power person by person. The dome will slowly collapse on the viewers, and the projection will become distorted, and eventually will be none existent. The world will become unstable depending on how many viewers are in it.

There will be a frame to catch the falling screen and allow people to exit easier when the dome collapses. This is there to create an air pocket so people will be able to breath, and not cause panic.

The top view shows a transparent view of the frame, cloth and fan, and the location of the projectors.