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  • september 25, 2020 - october 4, 2020
    exhibition: naturphilia

    a mischer'traxler studio and Schloss Hollenegg for Design exhibition on the occassion of Vienna Design Week 2020!
    NATURPHILIA shows projects that strive to find a balance between the natural and the artificial, between the technological and the ecological – and, as a result, attempt to enable these various dimensions to coexist.
    come visit us at:
    Vivenotgasse 30, 1120 Vienna
    25-27 sept. 11:00-19:00 and
    2-4 oct. 11:00-19:00

    more info

  • june 1, 2020 - january 3, 2021
    exhibition: showing our the idea of a tree project.

    The exhibition "Time Matters" displays almost 30 objects around the theme of time.

    Cube Museum

  • march 13, 2020- february 21, 2021
    exhibition showing colourful kinaesthesia and the idea of a tree

    "Kleureyck -Van Eyck’s Colours in Design" at the Design Museum Gent one the idea of a tree bench and our contribution "colourful kinaesthesia" – highlighting the results of a wonderful Boisbuchet workshop from last summer are on show.

    design museum Gent

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

  • assistance

    Elisa Polner, Stephan Jäger, Johannes Nortmann

  • electro-technical development

    Simon Laburda (DKIA)