Most objects, as far as the physical world is concerned, over time become obstacles. But objects also turn into cultural obstacles and obstacles in the perception of the world by the way in which they become a substitute or interpreter of what they represent.
'Performing Design: Design Performance' is a creative process that we developed focusing on praxis as the centre of the thinking process. With direct and spontaneous action in response to the space where the project is developed, an open dialogue is generated between preconceived ideas about design and the opportunities offered by the site. A strong element of improvisation is essential for the development of this process, through which we seek to explore ideas that could gradually allow us to abandon cultural preconceptions of design production towards a more subjective exploration of the object. The purpose of this creative process is self-feeding, where the dialogue between ideas and possibilities open paths to other lines of thought.
This project was a further step in the evolution of our work in what we began to give materiality to the idea of 'Performing Design: Design Performance' through the introduction of film. The film documented the performance of the making of the seating which could then be seen during the two months of the installation whilst seating on the object itself.
The film was produced in collaboration with the visual art collective Zaunka over the days of the workshop in which the making of the 100m long seating was produced.