[In]Corporeal Architecture

[In]Corporeal Architecture is an installation in which an architectural space (my apartment) and a corporeal experience of that space are represented in a ‘real’ architectural space. There are two components that assist the experience: 1) written descriptions of the space and how to move in it, and 2) textile casts of my clothed body (wearable body-suits).

To experience this architectural space, gallery visitors were offered guided walking tours through a reconstructed apartment (living room, dining room, bedroom, balcony etc.). To enhance their experience of this space visitors were recommended to wear the textile casts that represented my body.

Incorporeal architecture relates to the architectural space that is not created physically using typical architectural elements (walls, floors, ceilings), but through corporeal memories of the visitors. Detailed descriptive texts (guided walks) are intended to keep visitors’ focus on their bodies and previous experiences, and to contribute to the feeling of the architectural atmosphere.

Corporeal architecture puts emphasis on the perception of the space and how it relies on the body and movement, and not on the actual built space. This space transforms memories of the visitors who are taking a walk, and who are self-reflecting on this new space making the experience more tangible, even though the space itself appears intangible (incorporeal).

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