CHAMBER 04 - The Grinch’s Pavilion
Chambers is an open-ended research project that explores room-scale xenoaesthetics. From the Greek xeno, “foreign,” the one-off spatial prototypes speculate on the commingling of biological, artificial, and algorithmic actants. Xenoaesthetics is a cognitive regime that through the crossbreeding of heterogeneous agents in diverse states of being—different formats, orders, and natures—blurs the rational categories of reception and their associated value system, informing, among other things, (bio)sociopolitical agendas of equality. Under this umbrella, Chambers seeks the here-called opaque-productive space. Opacity means something that resists full comprehension and thus, empowers curiosity. On the other hand, productivity means the unveiling of the intrinsic affordances of space, that is, the inherent uses, unplanned behaviors, and emotions. An aesthetic and empathetic relationship with space leads to its free occupation. The tools for this inquiry are the conjugation of seemingly insoluble systems. Their formalizations disclose in an abstract, multi-scale, fragmentary, and excessively high-dense syntax, devoid of semanticity and external precedents.