Energy To Form
Dynamorph has been constructed for the exhibition of the International Cultural Institute during the Venice Biennale 2014. Dynamorph compliments and exhibition of Nepalese shamanic artifacts and has been designed to visualise ‘Urja’, the energy which the shamans attempt to control, by creating an energy field around the exhibits. These exhibits act as centers of gravitational forces that act on the volume of the room to form Dynamorph. Positioned between the exhibits and the room, Dynamorph is an isosurface which encloses the visitors and forms a surreal, mystical volume to house the exhibits and the movements of the visitor. The surface is a materialisation of the ethereal interactions between the visitors and the exhibits, the branching and flowing geometry of the surface evokes the roots, trunk and branches that symbolize the three worlds of shamanism.
The visitors enter the force-field of the exhibits and are guided in their journey by the physical installation. Made up of over three thousand individual segments, the tessellated geometry resembles mass and movements – similar to the trajectory of planetary mass under the influence of stars or black holes, the formation of cumulonimbus clouds guided by winds, pressure and temperature variations, or the interaction between electromagnetic fields and subatomic particles. In Dynamorph, the exhibits are the energy sources of the exhibition, the visitors move under their influence, and the surface becomes the physical manifestation of both.
Project Director: Rajat Sodhi, Christoph Klemmt, Francesco Brenta
Design Team: Sambit Samand, Manu Sharma
Client: International Cultural Institute
Photography: Federico and Orproject