Corne Strootman & Erika Bergström’s Travelling Transect research inspired a Tableau Physique exhibition format that showcased the Öresund strait as a physical model section and through materials gathered on their travels. By using sketches, movie clips, samples, sections and the exhibition space itself, the researchers portrayed the immense power of the Öresund strait with its currents that constantly change not only the visual appearance of the coastline, but ultimately also determine what type of activities and life it can support. The exhibition highlighted how people were responding to changes on site as well as their reaction to, or against, this ongoing change, and how this was formative in creating the urban landscape as places of contest and negotiation.
Strootman and Bergström’s research led to the production of a short film portraying different scenes from their travels, which included stories added as a voiceover (Fig. 10). The footage was shot using a set of pre-defined rules for distance as measured between observation points. The film, which originated from an abstract, systematic way of collecting data through site travels, was developed into an understanding of the site that transcends both the abstract, visual and static. A greater awareness of the sensorial and its embeddedness in time, space and sound can assist in defining the values of a given place. Rather than being only factual or analytic, Strootman and Bergström’s film established something poetic, ephemeral and sensorial. The film developed as a way to appropriate and disseminate the region as a place of experiences, or sensorial audio-visual imagery and reflection.