Exhibition Design of ‘Ecosmosis’

Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center Athens
29 May – 30 June 2012

Architect: Lina Stergiou
Collaborating architect: Stathoula Palivou
Location: Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center groundfloor gallery.
Surface area: 650 sqm.

Ecosmosis at the Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center, along with Ethics/Aesthetics, Slow Down Rooms and Athens Here and Now at the Benaki Museum, form the exhibition series of AAO: Ethics/Aesthetics.
It is an interactive art environment that explores experimental ecospatial practices. Within the 650 sqm exhibition space, it presents 12 ecological projects of spatial design, and urban renewable energy sources, urban waste-recycling management, providing information on issues of sustainability to uninformed and informed audiences.

Exhibition installation design principles:

  1. To create an entrance area reflecting ‘Eco-osmosis,’ and a main dark exhibition area that evokes a rhythm of play and surprise through video projections on floor.
  2. The first led to define and vividly illuminate entrance through green filters on existing light columns. The second directed to design inactive and active patterns on floor – an interplay of always dark and playfully informative rectangle areas. The latter are 12, each 3m X 4m, have motion capture cameras installed on ceiling of 3.5m high, allowing a tailor-made new media art program (Osmotic World) to detect visitors’ movement and evoke audio and visual effects.
  3. Sustainability principles: immaterial means, minimal waste (rented projectors, PCs, graphic cards, motion capture cameras, infrared filters), two plexi-glass panels that remain in exhibition area, recyclable acrylic filters.
  4. Low budget: 7.000 €, 10,7 €/sqm.

Collaborator: Maurice Benayoun, interactive new media art environment ‘Osmotic World.’

Sound & visual interaction design implementation: interactive arts group THIS.PLAY a.k.a. Antoni Rayzhekoff & Emanuel Andel.

Curator: Lina Stergiou

Photos: Maurice Benayoun, Dimitris Giannoulakis


Golden Novum Design Award 2019

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