STATE OF MATTER,
Per-Forming Clouds Workshop and Lecture Series
Per-Forming Clouds is investigating into the possibilities to sculpt, design and articulate gaseous materials in order to re-formulate social spaces of action.
It's immersive and volatile qualities can bring new potential for interactions into play and posing questions about the unknown around us.
By questioning the role of individual and social spaces through clouds in human-nature ecologies, the project is set as per-formative exhibition and workshop format.
Through installing a layer of condensed water droplets perceivably in a room, we can shape our understanding of designing a rather non-euclidean fluid space. Layers of clouds can shift and therefore give us individual temporary, unstable individual associations while twisting air by our body temperature, movement, inhaling, exhaling or shouting.
Starting in a workshop format to understand water as an agent to shape larger phenomena, we can observe its qualities differently, boiling and condensation points, dropping sounds or windy noise, furthermore investigating with heating systems inside hermetic containers. While diving into different scales, vapor becomes a coating agent on receptive micro-surface structures, a carrier for various flavors in molecular kitchen, framing social bubbles or produce with aerosols shifts in temperature and air quality. The gaseous material as a mediator has been built up imposing its own rules while being designed to study processes, that might happen with us all time.
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