news
  • april 15th - mai 31th 2021
    collection release

    Entomarium extinct
    We are very happy that our collection consisting of a table lamp, a wall lamp and a chandelier, is now on show at Victor Hunt. Dealer. in Brussels.

    Victor Hunt. Dealer.

  • dec. 8th 2020 - june 6th 2021
    exhibition

    BOLD AND FREE!
    The Invasion of Hidden Objects - the second cooperation with the MAK Vienna. Creative approaches to masterpieces of applied Arts once again convey the diversity of the MAK Collection in an unconventional and imaginative way.

    bold and free /MAK

  • april 09th - sept. 12th 2021
    exhibition

    "colourful kinaesthesa"
    The workshop results from our 2019 workshop in Boisbuchet are travelling with the "Colour and the Senses" exhibition to Lille.

    COLORS, ETC.

  • april 01st – august 15th, 2021
    exhibition

    "Design by Time exhibition" — currently on show at the The Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco.
    With it our projects 'isochrone', 'day by day' and 'the idea of a tree'

    design by time

  • July 04th – July 10th, 2021
    workshop

    We are looking forward to be back in Boisbuchet this summer for a workshop, in which our group will build a new chandelier for Boisbuchet.

    Boisbuchet workshop

  • ongoing
    exhibition

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna

    MAK Design Lab

plural & spannungsfeld

two interactive installations about social interconnections

  • year 2019

  • category Kinetic and 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)