How the energy from the past is transformed into new, into now? How this phase of transition in time and space is reflected on human perception?
Possibly, an overlay of the past and the future, the old and the new, can render this notion, as in light interference with mutual gain or loss of the intersecting wavelengths. Cognominal to the name of the festival, the installation ‘Architecture of Movement’ attempts an innovative transformation of the perception created environment.
The model is situated on one of the most significant locations of Yaroslavl, the Volga embankment. The linear riverside space sets the characteristic vectors of perception and provides the composition with a dynamic ground condition. The design is made up of the same components, wooden poles bonded together on the top with mobile nodes-spheres. The arrangement of the compositional elements creates a dynamic ‘moire’ effect, whereas the intervals of the sequence articulate an undulating gently gradient pattern. The viewer moves around the sculpture resembling the natural flow of energy and experiences a range of visual effects depending on the viewing angle and the speed of movement.
To rethink the interference between the past and the future a new level experience is needed. The aim of the object is to open up the possibility for a new synergy between human and environment and set a new frame of reference. The model is the outcome of an integrated design approach, where the configuration of the compositional parts reveals the force distribution within the structure, a system of both natural formation logic and a visual space filter.
The festival ‘Architecture of Movement´ has invited Tatjana Gorbachewskaja and Kyriakos Chatziparaskevas to realise a site specific installation in Yaroslavl, Russia. Architecture of Movement is a private organisation that addresses oppositional issues of monumentality promoted by the major power-carriers. In that context the architects contribution needs to shift the borders of experience, introduce a sensitive language and prepare the ground for the involovement of the citizens that opens up new perspectives of the development for a city with about 1000 years of history.
Comissioned by the festival Architecture of Movement, October 2012
Location Yaroslavl, Russia
Credits Installation by Tatjana Gorbachewskaja and Kyriakos Chatziparaskevas Festival Architecture of Movement www.armv.ru