Salon with talks by
She Was Born with an Attraction to Space
Ground – Plan – Space. From The Miracle of the Snow to Dogville
as well as contributions by and about Tina Girouard, Annette Hans, Lucy Hillebrand, Julia Horstmann, Andrea Pichl, among others.
Viewed either from the outside or the inside, the floor plan of a building invariably remains invisible, latent. Nevertheless, it is a specific, constructed image connected to a set of instructions. A look at the floor plan is a look at the structure beyond surfaces, convenience and symbols. It is a look at opaque transparency.
Based on a saying by the architect, Lucy Hillebrand, which states that she „(had) even dreamed that the floor plans of buildings floated above the structures themselves“, the research project Hidden Lines of Space poses the questions: Was does a place signify? Which movements, sequences of movements and what kind of thinking does it support? Which concept of humanity is inherent to a floor plan and who designed it for whom?
This long-term project is geared towards honing our perception of the semantic peculiarities of the floor plan and the drawing of such plans, as well as their inherent political, psychological and performative dimensions from the point of view of the fine arts. The beginnings and the approaches of our prior existing research will be presented as part of the salon evening.