Installation for the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Curated by Sarah Herda and Joseph Grima.
Floating is a spatial activator for public discussion. It is a manifesto installation that aims to provide a response to the question of the state of the art of architecture by means of its very design: it is siteless, systemic, unfinished, ready-made.
Floating is a ready-made architecture that can be continuously reconfigured. Each Floating unit is an inflatable structure (flying column), forming part of a wider system that allows to shape different spaces as required. Thanks to its lightness, each unit can be easily moved depending on the site and audience.
The structure is in a permanently unfinished state. It can be moved around a building, showing up in different places and with different configurations. The installation consists of a set of six floating columns that allow formalize different spaces as required. The structure moves through the space of the Biennale, appearing in different places with different configurations. Each column (6 m high x 1.1 m diameter) is a pneumatic structure inflated with helium. Thanks to its light weight they can be easily moved and repositioned depending on the place and the audience. Each column is provided with a speakers set in order to interact with the other installations and allow events to happen.