IMPRINTS AND IMBRICATIONS
|PROF:||PROF. DIETER DIETZ & PROF. URS EGG, ALICE, ÉCOLE POLITECNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE|
The aim of this project was to design a tower first through a 1:1 scale object and then a 1:33 scale model. It was chosen to explore the materiality of plaster and the implications of casting. The program of this tower is a material archive with three spaces : an entrance hall with the archivist’s desk, an underground storage room only he can access through a flight of stairs and a consultation space at the top.
All ten agents of this project were cast one after another in relationship with the set spatial boundaries (cross base and 9×9 m perimeter), the human body (the tower is 180 cm tall) and the previous agents already in place (imbrication). In addition, each piece was cast in a wooden mold with screwheads and pencil marks left showing to really embody the casting process in the casts.
The processes of imbrication of the agents between themselves and the cross base and that of the imprints of a mold on the cast it produces are in the end analogous.