SOON AT THE REFUGIUM :: DAVID HANAUER: WWC #3 (Highway)

The WorldWide Carpets project took its inspiration from aerial photographs as the ones presented by Google Earth on the internet. From the abundance of pictures that depict the globe and trace entire city structures in detail, the designer mainly picked views from American cities like Las Vegas or Los Angeles, as their structures already follow a composed pattern. The designing act consisted not just of determining the aerial view upon a place but also the viewer’s position within a framework stipulated by the designer, having decided upon a view that has been freed from context but is coherent in its depiction, As different levels of pattern appear – depending on the viewers point of view – the chosen structure dissolves towards a disruption of its context and transfers the original photograph into a pattern. Hanauer takes up the ornament structures of Persian carpets, while referring to recurring motives and patterns. Symmetry can be found in the mirroring of the chosen image detail as well as in the depicted cities, which are based on repetition and variation. The different scaled and imprinted carpets can be used individually or serially as floor covering. They are not only everyday objects though: they do as well report about the contemporary human being who is using the carpet, while David Hanauer ties on the traditional ways of figurative story telling – the carpet being the image carrier. 2011. www.davidhanauer.de
REFUGIUM (BERLIN AS A DESIGN PRINCIPLE) –JUNE 5-9 / BERLIN TEMPELHOF. http://dmy-berlin.com/
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