Michael Hansmeyer

Venice Biennale 2016 - German Pavilion Competition

[original German text]


Architecture overcomes the boundaries between natural and artificial worlds. In our pavilion a forest arises - a romantic landscape - composed of freely moving columns, grouped into ephemeral configurations of an ornamental wilderness. Freed from historical models, a space opens up for the visitors that disorients through a new sensory experience.

Exhibition Design

In the main room, 12 individually ornamented columns move on autonomous robot platforms. Each column has its own topology is specifically illuminated. The forest of columns oscillates slowly - suspended between defined configurations - interacting discretely with the visitors. The exhibition halll’s wings show abstract video projections of this choreography. The pavilion is in a constant flux.

with Benjamin Dillenburger

Exhibition concept