Room for Running Ghosts, 2011
Aluminium construction, PFA monofilament, steel wire
Diameter 870 cm
Installation views: Lone, Rovinj
Photographs: Ivana Franke Studio
A large scale, linear three-dimensional object is suspended from the ceiling. It is constructed according to the architectural principle of tensegrity structure. The work is
a speculation on housing for the invisible others - for the spirits - with numerous entrances and uncountable corners.
If we imagined the tensegrity construction as being a room, who could inhabit it?
If something was articulated as the architecture for the spirits, how could it look like?
e installation takes us into a visual and bodily experience able to break our preconceived idea of reality, lending it other dimensions that are decidedly fictive, imaginary, and cosmic. Reflected light appears as if floating on air and emerging constellations of “objects”. Initially, these stand still, as if frozen. When the visitor begins to walk around, these objects move in unexpected directions. These curious constellations seem to extend deep into the space, only to come back towards us in a counter-intuitive motion. Like standing before twinkling fireflies, the viewer is invited to glimpse the “unknown” moving objects revealed in the dark. Perceived light translates into experiences that challenge our perception and imagination, suggesting spatial architectures that cannot be identified through the ones we already know. Creating “epistemological ruptures”, those experiences give us the capacity to imagine and challenge existing common modes of knowledge and to create room for different possible futures.