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TEAM: Michał Orlikowski, Iga Stanisławska – Poland

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This place is unspecifited,

is moving,

must be found out.

Feel

Don’t afraid.

Break your barriers.

Have fun and

be yourself.

Place

This is your tool.

Just use it…

and

dance

The dance is freedom

The dance is art

The dance is work

The dance is relations

The dance is history

The dance is therapy

The dance is tradition

The dance is fulfilment

The dance is courage

The dance is emotions

The dance is …

Find your own purpose.

 

SELECTED BY: LUKAS FEIREISS

Below 120

TEAM: Joanna Sotiriou, Maria Tsilogianni – Greek

In absence of sound, vibrations and lights take over

What if the club was to deny sound and embrace genuine silence as the one and only commonly sensed language of entertainment?

To hell with music we say! (Fig.1) Let us create parasitic artefacts, black boxes next to established clubs, stealing their dj sets, their tracks and sound effects, reconfiguring them into vibration and light. The emerged atmosphere suggests the reinvention of dance as a kinesthetic experience detached from the universals of sound. The artefact is placed next and plugged to a club through multiple wires; each corresponding to a sound channel of the latter’s system. The drawn input is lowered below 120 Hz and then boosted up to produce intense vibrations which are then channeled to the interior membrane cell. (Fig. 2) The cell, made of a flexible material with an organic form, not only vibrates according to the input ‘sound’ but also creates constantly shifting cavities, welcoming the clubber to physically engage and fully explore them with her body. Additionally, the octaves are translated into light frequencies, creating an ever changing color ambience for the interior. (Fig. 3)

SELECTED BY: Marc Roma Trepat Perez

SPINNING LOADS

TEAM: Joanna Zwierzchowska, Polish, living in UK

When dancing fuels a city

Dear Customer,

Firstly, many thanks for your preference in visiting our facility. Our washing machines are a part of a new sewage infrastructure providing energy in your city. A filter installed in each of the machines recognises and separates microfibres from clothes you danced in and draws them into a pipe. They are transported through a sewage system to a factory, where an engineered machinery releases the enzymes from the microfibres and converts them into energy.

Please remember to select a spinning cycle!

The infrastructure takes an advantage of individuality and applies it to the collective, literally understanding and performing benefits of the action of dancing. Inhabitants can dance anywhere and anytime, but dancing begins to be more than a way of entertainment, exercise or escapism – it becomes a duty, as it creates a product indispensable for the city to function. Clubbing as a consumption turns out to be a way of production.

As dancing is often connected to self-expression, releasing emotions and letting oneself free, does its recurrent performing generate an utopian society, or the opposite – can it deprive it of its freeing effects and let it lose the associacion to freedom?

SELECTED BY: Rebeca Sanchez & Miquel Clot