Location  Bergen, Norway
Client  ALDEA Center for contemporary art, design and technology

Size 500 sq m

Budget

Status  Built
 

Design Team

Auste Cijunelyte

Cristian Stefanescu

Frede Vik

Henrik Westgaard

Consultants

Hus Elektro AS - Electrical

Siitha VVA - Plumbing

Konsepta AS - Fire

Construction

Aldea AS

a-works

Photography 

Annabel Lee

a-works

gallery + workshops

2018 - 2017

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 a-works  

Physical space is a type of language and like language it creates meaning. Just as we use letters, words and sentences to form dialogue and stories, so too do we use individual materials and components such as walls, windows and stairs to construct rooms and buildings. As the day-to-day spaces we inhabit are gradually commodified, standardized and regulated, we move towards a more generalized way of experiencing, inhabiting and thinking about our physical environment.

The exhibition seeks out the spatial diversity that is largely hidden, inaccessible and removed from our daily experience, This search oftentimes leads to a focus on environments found in the peripheries, on the back sides or in leftover areas. Out of sight, out of use and out of mind. An extract from these environments is constructed within the Hordaland Kunstsenter at a 1:1 scale. A constellation of spaces are brought together, superimposed, via a circular inside-outside movement. Walls tilt, rooms multiply and openings reveal a new spatial narrative.