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SPACE10 Gallery: Kaleidoscopic Home

Copenhagen, SPACE10 Gallery 13:00 - 17:00 CET 12.11.21 - 30.04.22

Our new exhibition Kaleidoscopic Home is a speculative installation that explores how playful interventions in our home can enrich our physical and mental well-being.

Background

Everyday Experiments is an ongoing series of digital experiments by SPACE10 and IKEA, exploring ways to enhance our interactions with space and improve our everyday lives. The result is an array of clever ideas, radical proposals and exciting fictional prototypes, which each challenge the role of technology in the home.

For Everyday Experiments, Tin & Ed envisioned an augmented reality (AR) application that turns your home into an extraordinary playground filled with an ever-changing array of surprising sculptural forms. With this exhibition, we asked them to extend the digital experiment into physical space. Tin & Ed have transformed SPACE10 Gallery into an immersive environment that stimulates a sensorial awakening to the infinite ways we could be seeing, moving, and being at home.

About the exhibition

Kaleidoscopic Home is a playful exploration of how emerging technology might redefine how we live at home. The exhibition encourages interaction with Kaleidoscopic Home’s digital interventions and tactile sculptures, asking: what if each day provoked a new excursion into wildly creative play?

Tin & Ed’s AR app uses object recognition to generate digital obstacles from the physical sculptures, filling SPACE10 Gallery with a kaleidoscope of stimuli that nudge us to walk, dance, crawl or leap in unexpected ways through the space. The artists collaborated with lighting designers Fady Sadeq and Asif Rahman to illuminate the inflatable sculptures which physically manifest the digital playscape.

In the library, take a seat on or around the sculptures while reading about some of Tin & Ed’s inspirations for this playful research project — from research studies into well-being and longevity, to Madeline Gins and Shusaku Arakawa’s concept of reversible destiny.

For the exhibition poster, we collaborated with graphic designer Joseph Han to transpose Kaleidoscopic Home’s themes to printed matter for visitors to take home. It features a poem by Sophie Isherwood, which imagines the animacy of homes. ‘Questions For The Space You Live In’ asks us to consider the ways we perceive our homes and the ways our homes, with their hidden life, might regard us.

About the collaborators

Tin Nguyen & Edward Cutting are Australian artists and creative technologists based in New York. They create playful installations and experiences that illuminate the borderless dimension between art and science, the physical and the digital, the human and the non-human. Their work is driven by a deep curiosity for the natural world and the intricate ways we are connected to it. They use art to envision the world through this lens of interconnectedness.

Sophie Isherwood is a poet, writer, and editor living in New York. Her work has been featured in numerous publications such as The Sewanee Review, Waxwing Literary Journal, and Prelude Magazine. She has worked as a creative director for brands and, most recently, as Head of Copy for Aesop.

Joseph Han is a creative director based in New York. He has collaborated with Apple, Google, Facebook, Harvard Graduate School of Design, AIA Center for Architecture, Yale University, The New York Times, Storefront for Art & Architecture, and his work has featured in WIRED, Fast Company, Quartz, The New York Times, and It’s Nice That. He is an associate creative director at COLLINS and was previously at Pentagram and Base Design.

Fady Sadeq is a software engineer and Unity developer. Asif Rahman is an electrical engineer. They are both based in Washington DC. Together they engineered the lighting system for the exhibition.

Exhibition hours

Tuesday-Friday, 1pm-5pm.
Last Saturday of every month, 1pm-5pm.

Copenhagen, SPACE10 Gallery 13:00 - 17:00 CET 12.11.21 - 30.04.22