Inflatable structure
10 x 6.5 x 4m
Exhibited for the Practice Research Symposium
RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne.
October 19 – 23, 2016

An inflatable replica of the room in which it was housed, AJ8 takes the surrounding RMIT Multipurpose Room, reduces it by half in the X and Y axes then rotates it by 90° and flips it upside-down. This reorientation and doubling of spaces created optical effects in the misalignment of rigid structure and soft inflatable skin, and functioned as a presentation space for my PhD examination.

It also housed an additional work: Trying to Stay Focused on Metastability, a small video projector that was suspended by two large yellow helium balloons, whose yellowness recalled the yellow lectern in the ‘proper’ space.

Photos by Ramesh Ayyar and Georgina Matherson.


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