Shock Control Regression Adaptation / Raurouw

Photo by Kaja Wie Van Der Pas

An installation designed by Raurouw (Arnd-Benedikt Willert-Klasing, Filippo Lodi, Jörg Petri, and Kyriakos Chatziparaskevas), a group of young architects experimenting with ideas of a continuously changing atmosphere, has just opened at the Program Gallery in Berlin. Entitled ‘Shock Control Regression Adaptation’, the laser-installation developed by Raurouw transforms the exhibition space into a place of continuously changing atmospheric conditions.

More about the installation, including more images after the break.

The four architects, graduates of the Städelschule in Frankfurt, have formed Raurouw to push the shared ideas that they consider most important, such as studying the relationships between the logic of adaptation, its expression within human behaviors, as well as the untamed wild forces of nature.

Photo by Kaja Wie Van Der Pas

This installation focuses on their ideas of adaptation, as lasers completely alter the exhibition space and create “shifts in social and spatial relations both between the visitors and the exhibition space.”

Photo by Kaja Wie Van Der Pas

Mirrors are attached to various surfaces to interweave laser beams through the space. Sequenced into four distinct phases that corresponds with Theologian Yorick Spiegel’s four phases of mourning, the lasers will alternate in configuration and densities to describe geometric interpretations of shock, control, regression and adaptation. These four phases are activated by the movement of the visitors in the space, which makes the interior environment a constantly changing entity.

Photo by Kaja Wie Van Der Pas

The installation will be on show at the gallery until the 20th of August. More information about the gallery here.

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "Shock Control Regression Adaptation / Raurouw " 06 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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