SILENT CONQUEST

SILENT CONQUEST

Architect
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Location
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Project Year
2015
Category
Sculptures
Lukas Schaller

SILENT CONQUEST

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A large, black-blue object occupies the Rosa Room, the former second library hall. The intervention relates to its baroque surroundings in deliberately ambivalent ways: on the one hand the object seems like a foreign object landed in the center of the room; on the other hand its haptic characteristics enable visitors to interact playfully with each other and with the room. If touched by visitors, the object, filled with air and water, transforms these touches into reflections of light that create an interactive painting on the ceiling. The installation, which also features a specifically created fragrance, piques visitor´s curiosity and makes them want to interact with this foreign object. The installation´s haptic, physical, mysterious, and alluring qualities, its proportions as well as its use of light engage all the senses to counteract the representative architecture of the Baroque.


Project Team: Marie-Therese Harnoncourt-Fuchs, Ernst J. Fuchs, Christoph Pehnelt

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