Malleable Space

2006

Materials:

marshmallows

Description:

"The space in which we live, from which we are drawn out of ourselves, just where the erosion of our lives, our time, our history takes place, this space that wears us down and consumes us, is in itself heterogeneous. In other words, we do not live in a sort of vacuum, within which individuals and things can be located, or that may take on so many different fleeting colors, but in a set of relationships that define positions which cannot be equated or in any way superimposed." Michel Foucault, Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias

In this video, taffy is pulled from marshmallows, a process which is used as a metaphor for how I believe space should be treated: formed with the body in mind, malleable to our interaction with it, and fluid.

Video:

Malleable Space projected onto Knowlton Hall, home of the architecture program at The Ohio State University.