Design, Research and Development / Topographic skins
Exploring territories as a topography of uses and a space of human encounter.
Design: Diana Cabeza and Analia Sirabonian
Original drawings: Diana Cabeza
Curator: Martin Huberman
Development team: Lucia Velasco Suárez, Michael Jensen; Melissa Levin, Francisco Rossi, Anri Miraidan, Nicolas Bernaudo, Natalia Kourghinian, Sebastian Tovo, Isabela Tovo, Melanie Hovassapian
Photography: Javier Agustin Rojas
The idea of the intervention is to generate a rich collective encounter experience on an elaborate and useful topography.
The experience is determined by the mutant dimensional conditions and the varied surfaces of the textiles and membranes that cover the topography.
The created topographic territory permits the accommodation of human bodies, which may be covered for protection or merely become part of the territory under the translucent membranes, like a chrysalis skin. Here the bodies become invisible and form part of the whole until losing identity.
“Useful topography, variable use support, open uses, ergonomic territories, haphazard encounters, support for individual or community encounters, open matrix geographies where every furrow is an opening to latent uses awaiting to be awoken”
“Experiences between skins: cotton wool skins, heavy skins, mobile and elastic skins, digital skins, human skins and textile skins sometimes loaded with texture and other times soft and fragile…”
This proposal is made by two designers who have been working on the human body, skins and topographies from two different disciplines which, on this occasion, converge exploring a common territory.