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Installation Design: An Amazing Situation Room by Marc Fornes and Jana Winderen

As a union of digital and tangible processes, Oslo-based artist Jana Winderen and architect Marc Fornes / Theverymany, have infilled New York’s storefront for art and architecture with an immersive sound and light object. Titled ‘Situation Room’, the work comprises an intricate web of parametrically generated shapes, undulating and stretching from the exhibition space’s floor to ceiling and colored in a near-florescent pink powder coating.

"Situation Room by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY is a light-weight, ultra-thin selfsupported shell structure augmented by artist Jana Winderen's engineered sounds."  Installation Design: An Amazing Situation Room by Marc Fornes and Jana Winderen jana winderen marc fornes ny storefront 1

The overallform is an aggregate of twenty spheres of incremental diameters, combined to create an envelope of experiential tension, a sort of sublime dialogue between the comfort of the known and an uneasy interaction with the unknown. The resultant morphology resonates with a series of distributed transducers and lighting sources playing out through streams of porosity derived from structural stress flows across the elements.

"Situation Room by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY is a light-weight, ultra-thin selfsupported shell structure augmented by artist Jana Winderen's engineered sounds."  Installation Design: An Amazing Situation Room by Marc Fornes and Jana Winderen jana winderen marc fornes ny storefront 2

"Situation Room by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY is a light-weight, ultra-thin selfsupported shell structure augmented by artist Jana Winderen's engineered sounds."  Installation Design: An Amazing Situation Room by Marc Fornes and Jana Winderen jana winderen marc fornes ny storefront 3

The envelope is created out of boolean operations merging the spheres and lending rigidity through the inherent double curvature, while best allowing for storage through nesting of incremental radii. The inverted curvature of smoothed sphere-intersections provide additional reinforcement while blending with a series of internal rhizomatic networks derived from convergent sphere points.

"Situation Room by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY is a light-weight, ultra-thin selfsupported shell structure augmented by artist Jana Winderen's engineered sounds."  Installation Design: An Amazing Situation Room by Marc Fornes and Jana Winderen jana winderen marc fornes ny storefront 4

The internal networks subdivide and recombine, eventually resolving into columns that carry down-loads to the ground,. The apparent complexity of the internal morphology is a direct result of the dense aggregate of spheres, creating a rich repertoire of spatial conditions exemplified by compression/expansion, hierarchies and branching, knotting, coves…

"Situation Room by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY is a light-weight, ultra-thin selfsupported shell structure augmented by artist Jana Winderen's engineered sounds."  Installation Design: An Amazing Situation Room by Marc Fornes and Jana Winderen jana winderen marc fornes ny storefront 5

"Situation Room by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY is a light-weight, ultra-thin selfsupported shell structure augmented by artist Jana Winderen's engineered sounds."  Installation Design: An Amazing Situation Room by Marc Fornes and Jana Winderen jana winderen marc fornes ny storefront 6

Stress flows from structural analysis are used for directional fitness by a series of distributed agents crawling its morphology. Their trails are eventually materialized into non-linear aluminum stripes, while gaps within the force flows are translated into aperture.

"Situation Room by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY is a light-weight, ultra-thin selfsupported shell structure augmented by artist Jana Winderen's engineered sounds."  Installation Design: An Amazing Situation Room by Marc Fornes and Jana Winderen jana winderen marc fornes ny storefront 7

The spatial experience is augmented through ten-channels of resonant sounds propagated across the structural surface, operating here as a membrane for distributed transducers. The system set-up provides a large scale inhabitable instrument-apparatus of play for both composer and visitor.

"Situation Room by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY is a light-weight, ultra-thin selfsupported shell structure augmented by artist Jana Winderen's engineered sounds."  Installation Design: An Amazing Situation Room by Marc Fornes and Jana Winderen jana winderen marc fornes ny storefront 8

"Situation Room by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY is a light-weight, ultra-thin selfsupported shell structure augmented by artist Jana Winderen's engineered sounds."  Installation Design: An Amazing Situation Room by Marc Fornes and Jana Winderen jana winderen marc fornes ny storefront 9

Spatial envelope, acoustic-membrane, structural-performance, assembly-parts and distributed lighting are unified and amalgamated through a coat of neon-effect, blurring one’s perception of the known.

"Situation Room by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY is a light-weight, ultra-thin selfsupported shell structure augmented by artist Jana Winderen's engineered sounds."  Installation Design: An Amazing Situation Room by Marc Fornes and Jana Winderen jana winderen marc fornes ny storefront 10

"Situation Room by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY is a light-weight, ultra-thin selfsupported shell structure augmented by artist Jana Winderen's engineered sounds."  Installation Design: An Amazing Situation Room by Marc Fornes and Jana Winderen jana winderen marc fornes ny storefront 11

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