A record of an installation for the We Had An Idea About The Future Exhibition, which took place in Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin in June 2012, marking the 100th anniversary of the UCD School of Architecture.
Spectral Space_ [an installation]
The installation speaks to the solitude act of drawing yet is devoid of physical space. It is spectral, exists in clouds, can take place in a location of personal choice. We are no longer tied to the may-line as of years gone by. No longer confined to the office, the studio. Those renderings and collages we all saw years ago, of people sitting in parks with laptops, have materialised and are a common sight these days. So what next? An even more abstracted and ephemeral place to design. This installation intends to explore and capture this.
The act of design and drawing beautiful lines is still a solitude act in its essence. The sound of work being completed with intense concentration. A form of tonic is achieved through this persistent click of the mouse. In isolation, removed from an environment of disturbance and distraction filled with phones, emails, clients, colleagues, meetings – a sense of serenity is attained. This peaceful time enables a piece of mind that allows one to draw, imagine and embody an intent, succinctly, in a composition of lines and vectors.
Embodied energy of process is captured in a soundscape. Sound recordings of people drawing on Adobe suite, Revit, Autocad, V-Ray. Without voice. Edited to form a looped soundscape and played through speakers
in the space. The walls are dressed to achieve a quiet space, a nothing space. The clicking sound is so removed from context it plays with the idea of a bee colony frantically working to survive the seasons, which
speaks to the idea of the evolution of the work environment.
Imagine a room full of bees_