Mesh — is a haptic installation meant to make tangible the invisible connections between people. More specifically, how we influence each other, consciously or unconsciously, and even depend on one another.
"Mesh- "in Pula :
During the Soft Architecture module we travelled to Pula, Croatia, to study the surrounding structures (military fortifications, former restricted areas and administrative buildings), which are in various states of abandonment and temporary reuse, as well as the environment.
Our group was inspired by the seaside landscape, more specifically how we could harness the energy of the waves for other kinds of outputs. We chose to focus on the haptic feedback, while also incorporating sound.
The haptic feedback revealed how the ocean could easily control and influence our movements. We found this intriguing, as we humans have a tendency to want to control nature. This feeling we had discovered felt like a kind of reverse puppetry.
From here we thought about how to incorporate sound. Using the materials (trash) we had found scattered throughout Pula, we wanted to create a range of artificial sounds that would be “played” as a result of the movement between the ocean and ourselves.
Mesh- in Toni :
Upon our return to Toni, we had the task to transfer our experience from Pula, Croatia into the spatial context of ZHdK.
Our original focus was understanding the force of the Adriatic Sea through haptic feedback, while also creating a range of artificial sounds that would be “played” as a result of the movement between the ocean and ourselves.
Here in ZHdK, we considered how to better understand (through haptic experience) the connections between people. More specifically, how we influence each other, consciously or unconsciously, and even depend on one another. While the chairs represent the myriad of people here at ZHdK, the strings between chairs reflect the nature of the connections that exist.
Mesh- in Paper:
Together with the development of the research and installation of Mesh-, I wrote an paper "Embed Environments into design" to discuss about my research findings and the value which Mesh- contains.