TANE/ARCHITECTS / A SPACE FOR STORIES
NO HEAR, NO SEE
The project I am presenting through these images constitutes one of my first interaction with the city of Warsaw. It is a series of changeable landscapes that we have conceived of for a competition for a temporary information area for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
Through our proposal, we tried to escape designing a defined and confined box of information, or the 'typical' information booth where visitors would have to address one specific person to get their information. Our attempt was to create a sort of a 'democratic' infrastructure that would hold a constantly evolving information landscape.
The infrastructure of this landscape was to be constituted by a repetition of around 2000 steel rods that would be fixed on the site's ground. Each rod had on its extremity a clip that would hold steadily a picture, a comment, a word, a flower, a candle or information that the visitor of the site would leave as a reaction of the happenings on this specific site. In that sense, the intervention became an open landscape, one awaiting for people's stories to be written. A 'generic' landscape that is to be transformed appropriated so it is given meanings and identities.
This project is for me a perfect materialization or image of what the topic of SYNCHRONICITY is pledging for. A physical manifestation of what my ignorance of Warsaw would be. A blank page, an open space, an infrastructure, an undefined image or a dream, a generic system that would lean into a perpetual transformation. An uncertain 'white' space that would approach a certainty each time an individual would intervene on it.
This project that was once proposed to happen in front of the future Museum of Warsaw can still be transposed into a different site in this same city. It is a potential space for 'rumors', for 'intuitions' that can barely settle or crystallize into an image to disappear again and transform with the passage of time. So "Come and Intervene".