Friday, 6 July 2012


TYCHONIAN SEHNSUCHT - Sublime Bodies Fibers Team final submission for the Maribor 2112YC exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2012

Team Members: Xian Gong, Selma Koudsi, Yasser Mehanna, Andreea Nica, Andrea Rossi, Koichi Sugawara , Matteo Taramelli , Tanya Zabavska.

Sublime Boides Studio by Matias del Campo & Sandra Manninger
Dessau Institute of Architecture

Divinior et excellentior sit Triangulorum sphæricorum cognitio, quam fas sit eius mysteria omnibus propalare. (Tycho Brahe)

Maribor, 15th June 2112
Everything started from a point. The most abstract point in the middle of the mountains in the North. From there, the rotation started.

In the beginning it was totally unclear what was all about. A gigantic organism slowly emerged from the ground, swallowing the land in a recursive spinning movement of expansion. Its fibers were ceaselessly weaving with each other, creating a continuously shifting scenario of growth.

Gradually, the system opened up, embracing the old city of Maribor in wide circles. Since then, people started to feel seduced by that weird organism that was flowing outside their houses. It was a strange feeling, mixing a fear for uncertainty and a yearning towards its incomprehensible complexity.

At that point the system suddenly started to grow back onto itself. Fibers started to spin around repeatedly narrower orbits, generating a redundant labyrinth of claustrophobic abysses. In this way, the organism emerged to be what we know today, or better, what we try to know.

The only way to explore and attempt to understand it is to enter, involving our bodies with the sensual experience of the space unfolding through time. The excessive nature of this encounter, rather than allowing for a complete understanding of the system, generates an erotic bond between us and the undefined spaces of the system we inhabit.

Until we won’t be able to grasp it, we’ll always desire it.

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