Arising from an undersea environment, the human being, through his circulatory system still keeps connection with this primary habitat. As if the body, like a shell carrying a small amount of sea, has the oppportunity to transfer to dry land. The evolution of life grows simultaneously with the progress of technology enhancing the body's ability to explore new territories and thus reassessing factors which define its nature.
«Still Life» is an aquarium which functions both as moving interface and mobile architecture. This piece thus loses its usual inertia by transforming itself into a vehicle for the fish that dwells in it. «Still Life» offers a model for a dynamic aquarium, which propels itself through terrestrial space according to the movements of the fish. It becomes a reactive architecture enhancing the physical ability of its dweller to explore an hostile environment – similar to human expeditions of aerial, submarine or extraterrestrial fields.
The aquarium aims to become autonomous, it opens a discovery of space. «Still Life» sets free the fish of its static environment while creating a dependence on technology.
Still Life is a project developed by Clovis Duran and Nicolas Rivet with the support of the HEAD of Geneva.