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Process – ADA (All Digressions Aside) PT.3

 

Okt- Nov 2015: Cristian Stefanescy and I have started to work on the model for the tent-structures. Cristian had build several small scale wood structures based on our previous sketches and discussions, and we regularly meet to discuss scale, volume, spatial qualities, etc. We also spend a full day visiting fabric stores in Bergen, bought a piece of rough uncolored cotton to test with. After this we made a full scale mock-up of the installation with strings, inside of a-works, Cristian’s architectural office space, where we made a mock fire out of round led lights. This way of working gave a direct sense of how the space would feel from the inside, what the proportions are like, the angle of the geometric doom like roof structure. In the meanwhile Sindre Sørensen has been doing testing with Raspberry pi’s and camera’s, to test what quality images we can get, and how it would stream (speed, how the signal would travel).

19 Nov 2015: In the meanwhile Sindre Sørensen has been doing testing with Raspberry pi’s and camera’s, to test what quality images we can get, and how it would stream (speed, how the signal would travel).

 

27 Nov 2015: The shape unfolds, as we adjust proportions and scale. While Cristian calculates material costs, I write on the texts which will appear in the installations. Silent working periods interrupted by  discussions on practical issues such as the joints of the structure and the floor area inside the tent.

 

11 Jan 2016: The text for the installation has been done. It is now in the very capable hands of translators Emma Bakkevik and Jekaterina Bjalt. I had been testing different cotton pieces in the snow: How the canvas reacts to water, and freeze and thaws as well as how the weather influences the tension in the fabric, amount of wind that pass through etc. Due to the cold weather in Oslo (up to -17 degrees), the circumstances were fairly good for testing. Today Cristian Stefanescu and Eirik Solheim (architect & carpenter) came over to put up one of the sides of the structure. They had prepared the wooden pieces before hand, the plan is to construct without using nails, but by using wooden pegs instead. We stretched the canvas on the wood, but it was far from ideal. Still a lot of work to be done …