100 Programless Rooms
TEAM: Na-Pat Tengtrirat, Thai, University of Westminster, London
‘Not without any precise function but precisely without any function’
The emergence of Virtual Reality ™ represents a shift inwards, threatening the stimulation of a collective euphoria offered by nightclubs. Recessing into the immaterial space of the headset, the intimate link between artist and spectator is terminated. The ability for the artist to judge the atmosphere of the space and the mood of the crowd in order to choose the ‘perfect track’ is a unique and intimate quality of the club that Virtual Reality ™ cannot recreate.
100 Programless Rooms is a speculative model for the future of the entertainment. It is both an intermediary and a dogmatic scheme presented as a series of white cubes and define only by the thresholds of each room. The space is only activated when the spectator interacts with technological devices, cultural artefacts and the artificial nature that is superimposed onto each space. The program can be updated and upgraded at will. At all times, club-goers are presented with one hundred different experiences. They play the architectural game, drifting through different spaces and engaging in a unique musical journey, complemented by the atmospheric sensations of each microcosm.