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Superposition - Gesamtatelier

SUPERPOSITION
Performance / Installation by Gesamtatelier and AAIS


The principle of superposition in wave physics states that when two waves travelling along the same medium meet, they interfere and result into the sum of the displacements caused by the individual waves at each location. In quantum mechanics, superposition declares that any two (or more) quantum states can be added together “superposed” and the result will be another valid quantum state. In the 1980’s architect Bernard Tschumi used the term “superimposition” to describe the layering of various architectural compositions and gestures, which produces an eventual architecture open to many interpretations. 

Superposition is a performative, interactive installation which draws inspiration from tangible and intangible spaces, as well as theories regarding our perception of the worlds we inhabit. As the fabric of spacetime unfolds, it activates several areas and layers of our realities, the scales of our existence and the binaries which define our experiences. It weaves them all into the state when Schrödinger’s cat is both dead and alive, real and unreal. 

 

The project was developed as part of the Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio MA/MFA in Spatial Performance and Design and it was performed at the Architekturzentrum in Vienna. 

2016
Variable dimensions
Duration: 35 min

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“Impressive transformation (of space)” 
Architekturzentrum Wien

Photos by Valerie Bennett

Photos by Valerie Bennett


Creation
ARGYRIS ANGELI | JUSTYNA CHOLI | KYRIAKI NASIOULA | SUH-IN PARK | MENGLAN WU 

Choreography & Performance
KYRIAKI NASIOULA | GEORGIA TEGOU | JOE WALKLING | RENAUD WISER 

AAIS Tutors and Collaborators
THEO LORENZ | TANJA SIEMS | ANDY DEAN | RALUCA GRADA | HEIKO KALMBACH | SEPEHR MALEK | DAVID MCALMONT | JOEL NEWMAN | NEW MOVEMENT COLLECTIVE | MAURICIO PAULY | ABRAHAM SORIA | STEVE WEBB 

Documentation
VALERIE BENNETT | MAX CELAR | TANJA SIEMS | MENGLAN WU 


During 2016 I have been in close collaboration with Gesamtatelier and the Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio. I have been invited to contribute as a choreographer and performer. 

Gesamtatelier is a newly-established platform by/for young practitioners from several creative fields who collaborate towards the conception and realisation of interdisciplinary projects. The team aspires to push the boundaries of several domains, mediums and genres: performance art, dance, design, sound composition, curating, architecture and the visual arts. The members of our ensemble aim to keep an open, dynamic structure which adapts to the nature of each project: performances, exhibitions, installations, publications etc. The creators involved for every scheme intertwine diverse educational and cultural background creating hybrids between their respective practices.

www.gesamtatelier.com