news
  • Dec. 01st - Dec. 05th 2021
    new project

    Design Miami: our new installation "embodied nature" commissioned by Maison Perrier-Jouët will be unveiled!
    An artistic experience to nurture sensibility to the living world

    Design Miami / 2021

  • Oct. 01st 2021 - march 31st. 2022
    EXPO Dubai

    A custom designed 9metre high LeveL- chandelier is hanging in the Austrian Expo Pavilion in Dubai, welcoming guests to the VIP-lounge.

    Expo Dubai - Austria Pavilion

  • ongoing
    exhibition

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna. Within the permanent exhibition one can find as well a few of our projects like 'the idea of a tree', 'limited moths' or 'LeveL

    MAK Design Lab

  • March 27th - Nov. 6th 2022
    exhibition

    'LeveL' in the exhibition
    "the new human" at the Große Kunstschau Worpswede

    Worpswede Museum

plural & spannungsfeld

two interactive installations about social interconnections

  • year 2019

  • category Kinetic & Interactive Installations

  • commissioned by

    Futurium

For the newly established museum Futurium in Berlin, mischer’traxler studio was asked to develop two kinetic projects that deal about interconnectivity within our social environments. Inspired by woven networks that perfectly represent how each and everyone is indirectly connected with everyone else, both realized projects utilize real thread to make these connections moveable and visible.

Whilst the bigger project plural visualizes democratic structures and various roles an individual can play in social structures, the wall installation spannungsfeld shows the connected system between the priorities of mankind, nature and technology. Both project mainly consist of motors that gently move an elastic string and thus, slightly but apparent, change the taut lines.

detail plural of the network made out elastic thread

plural

whilst the single elements rise up, the cords strech and constantly change the appearance of the network

plural works through the actions of the audience. 
The visitors own (inter)actions become immediately visible as the entire network changes – the longer one interacts with the installation, the bigger is their impact is on the network
Specific terms, such as equality, dominance, empowerment and more, on the frame and as a choreographed movement of the installation give a glimpse on what role we can assume in a society and how different the possibilities are.

"Living in a democratic society means that processes result from the interaction of many. These actions are connected like a network, which can also lead to inequalities: How do we negotiate and whose opinion prevails?"

excerpt from exhibition discription at Futurium

the full installation plural in the "house of futures"

some preset terms to discover the dynamics of the network —
for example exclusion


equality


and dominance

spannungsfeld

white cords represent humans, blue cords technology and green represent nature

spannungsfeld shows the interconnectivity between
humans, technology and nature.

work in progress view inside plural

  • material

    camera, mdf lacquered, steel lacquered, custom made circuit boards, electronics,  eloxated aluminium rods, elastic cord, plastic

  • dimensions

    plural:
    approx. ø 200 cm x 81 cm

    spannungsfeld:
    approx. 3,40 x 2 m

  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Elisa Polner, Stephan Jäger, Johannes Nortmann

  • electro-technical development

    Simon Laburda (DKIA)