team: gabriel ESQUIVEL, dan STARCHER, tim COUSINO , terry LERNER, jessica DAY
the original premise of the studio was to develop a performative surface using light as the main inspiration. my studio took a different approach and we began to investigate the idea of producing an emotional surface. this lead to the idea of investigating different effects try to have an ontological change from an architecture of thinking and process to an architecture of feeling. the response was to create a series of atmospheric installations.
this new studio discourse wanted to shift the classic critical architecture paradigm of thinking(indexical process) to feeling (affect).the research started by looking at gothic rose windows, their geometry and their lighting effects. another source of inspiration was the interior atmosphere produced by the candlelight in front of the altars inside the churches. the idea of a color effect led to the investigation of bullfighting for several reasons, the intrisc notion of spectacle, motion and emotion. the ritual from the anticipation when the bullfighter kneels in front of a specific atmosphere like the altar, the moment of the seduction when he stands in front of the bull, all the way to the moment of death.this particular event is already charged with specific emotions and we wanted to use that as inspirations to explore the possibility of producing new affects