e09 - 16th biennale di venezia, freespace, 2018
16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, FREESPACE, curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara
Title: Z33, house for contemporary art
We interpret Freespaceas a free walk among fragments of a body of work that we have developed for the renovation and extension of Z33, house for contemporary art, in Hasselt, Belgium.
We believe that experience is a complex phenomenon, that lives out of unpredictable interlacements of the senses and of the mind, rapidly or taking time. The exhibition proposal, as well as the project Z33, offers a plurality of spatial relationships, which are offered to people and to their interpretation, trusting the simplicity of doing things with care.
We propose an ensemble of freestanding objects as an archipelago.
On one side the fragments disposition offers reference points for an invisible narrative, which allows an understanding of the project through the proximity of models, that show the more abstract sequencing of spaces, and of prototypes in scale 1 to 1, that offer a direct experience of the materiality. On the other side visitors are free to make their own story and to imagine a building that does not exist yet, wandering around in between models in various scales, brick walls and images.
Along the existing brick wall visitors can rest, defiladed, having a quiet overview on the exhibition and on the people walking.