Author: Sanna Trotsman, Lija Silins, Mathilda Clahr, Emma Brålander, Andrej Malinin
Function: Interior Architects
Site location: Venice
Brief description of the project: Venice is a network of relations. The constant renegotiation between landscape and waterscape creates a distinct tension between all the elements of the city. Like the bridge and the water creates the joint between lands, so do our bodies create new joints between the walls and the city. This fragile city is under constant change which is very present in every detail.
In our exploration we used our bodies as an extension between the typical elements we found, and the crucial fact that Venice is both slowly drifting away and falling apart. Extending the tension and holding together its parts with our own bodies adds another layer.
Tension / Joint – Perspective of the void
A figure rises from the ground pushes through with a strained force. Small crumbles are tumbling down through the air, hitting the cobblestone with a soft sound, bouncing next to each other, a small dance before they align in silence.
The figure intrudes the void and creates a temporary joint between the already existing mass.
A movement appears, small breezes reveals a tension in-between. The crumbles shift place.
Traces – Perspective of the wall
Once I was part of something whole, something new. Adapting to the transformations over time created fractures. Layers made me stronger, yet fragile.
Perception – Perspective of the body
The specular picture of the city gets disrupted, looses its sharpness by the movement of the waves. Figures strike through, divides them. The paradox of the relationship with water and land is a constant discussion and negotiation, it is a loosing game.
Nationality: Swedish, Russian
Contacts: lijasilins.se, mathildaclahr.com, andrejmalinin.com
City and date of birth: Östersund 1986, Borås 1987, Stockholm 1988, Mönsterås 1985, Riga 1978
Tutors: Anna Odlinge, Rochus Hinkel