studiobird

sarcophagus

studiobird  sarcophagus

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Sarcophagus invites audiences to experience an immersive environment of simulated sleep-states. This multidimensional architectural installation renders creative curiosities of biological and induced respite, challenging a range of aesthetic, cultural and behavioural concerns. Users are invited to physically occupy the installation offering an unusual interactive experience. The environment is dynamic with the interior transforming with the aid of a multichannel film, filling the intimate chamber with abstract cinematic and meditative sound and imagery.

Installation realised by architect Matthew Bird (Studiobird). Film produced in Blairgowrie, Australia with Lillian Steiner (performance artist), James Wright (cinematographer) and JD Franzke (composer). Project supported by Monash University and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Photography Peter Bennetts
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source: catalogodiseno
Studiobird es un estudio australiano fundado por el arquitecto Matthew Bird que desde el 2008 desarrolla una práctica asociada al espacio, la escultura y las instalaciones. En el marco de la Bienal de Arquitectura de Venecia 2016, Studiobird ha creado un Sarcófago futurista que modifica su aspecto en respuesta al contexto e invita al público a experimentar un entorno inmersivo de estados de sueño simulados. La instalación situada al interior del Palazzo Mora representa una especie de refugio unipersonal multimedia que fue desarrollado para desafiar los problemas de comportamiento al interior de espacios confinados similares a un ataúd.

Al interior del espacio se introdujo un recinto de meditación, permitiendo a los participantes encontrar confort en un lugar poco convencional de reposo. El interior ha sido llenado imágenes y sonido que permiten un estado de meditación para tener una perspectiva de uno mismo.

”Sarcophagus” fue presentado por primera vez en el borde de la playa de Blairgowrie, en Victoria, y la instalación fue ocupada por el artista de performance Steiner lilian, quién fue filmado en el interior del ataúd entrando en un estado meditativo.
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source: studiobird
Since 2008 Matthew Bird has developed a creative spatial practice in the mediums of sculpture, installation, scenography, photography, interior design, architecture and site-specific interventions. Projects have been completed in residential, commercial and retail locations and presented in galleries, museums, theatres and festivals.

He established his practice Studiobird with the interior project Alphaomega Apartment. A two-room Melbourne CBD apartment was paradoxically transformed with handcrafted scavenged and low-cost materials. The transformation materialised his technique of fashioning ready-made materials into arousing, symbolic environments.

Matthew’s practice is recognised with awards, grants, extensive online media coverage, published reviews and references in journals and books. His design practice is an armature for his academic tenure at Monash University where he introduces students to speculative design practices, engaged with industry led partnerships and realised a strong and distinct research portfolio.