In psychology, illusion is defined as the misinterpretation of actual sensory perceptions. For me, the question arises where illusionistic potentials lie that allow us to experience and discover the world anew. With the help of the designed objects, a surreal atmosphere is created to strengthen the imagination of the viewer, to bring him to his limits of perception and thus to blur the boundaries between illusion and reality. The objects are inspired by the theatre.
The place where the illusion is artfully played with. Three everyday and very different objects were processed and each object given a metaphorical task that goes far beyond the actual „practical“ function.
The suspended light object Spotlight ,whose light reflection wanders through the space emphasizing different compositions of forms and surfaces and therefore creates the impression of a moving image in the room. The illuminated mirror rotates constantly on an axis through an analog mechanism. The reflector rotates for one hour and makes a full rotation during this time.
By illuminating only a section of the room, the accustomed environment is to be limited in order to leave room for the imagination. Through the subtle wandering illumination, new formal connections of the environment are opened up again and again.
The construction consists of a light source which is integrated in the suspension and directed downwards. The suspended mirror below translates the light into a reflection on the wall. The mechanism which is rotating the mirror can be mounted by the handles on the sides of the mirror. The distance between light source and reflector can be adjusted by the two weights. The closer the reflector comes to the light source, the greater the reflection on the wall.
But what would the theater play be without the third object spectator? It has many faces that can only be recognized at second glance. The mouths are astonished, wide open or pinched and crouching.The shelf should not only offer storage space, but should (in addition to its pragmatic function) stimulate the mechanism of projection and give theimpression that something living is hidden behind its form.
The result are eight forms, which become different interlocking faces and form a shelf as a coherent construct. The shapes interlock in such a way that they stabilize each other and no further connecting part is necessary.
The seven dancing brooms can be described as actors on a stage that are playing with the expectation of its appearance.The broom usually has a very pragmatic use.
As with many everyday objects, we take the interaction with them hardly consciously, because our eye and body have long become accustomed to their handling. But it is precisely these all too familiar things that, due to their self-evident nature, have a lasting effect on cultural patterns of perception, thought and action.
In comparison with a regular broom the dancing brooms create an attraction through their appearance and their (in a certain way) dis-functional form demands a confrontation and questions the absolutism of its appearance and the way it is used. The meditative activity of sweeping is continued through the act of balance. The use of the brooms is a mystery, which requires a rethinking and a different kind of interaction. And just as important is its appearance, the image it creates to stimulate the imagination.