The German architectural firm J. MAYER H., founded by Juergen Mayer H., has designed an installation for the Berlinische Galerie titled Rapport: Experiments with Spatial Structure. Data security patterns have been printed in an unimaginably large point size on carpeting which adorns both the floor and walls of the museum’s 10-meter high entrance hall. The large, somewhat abstract shapes created by the oversized numbers, results in a flickering impression and transforms the rigid white cube into a playful scenario negating its strict geometry.
The word “Rapport” has multiple interpretations and is meant to be ambiguous.
From the architects:
As a specialist German-language term from textile manufacturing, it refers to the serial pattern of the installation. On the other hand, in the military field the term “Rapport” means a “dispatch”, while in psychology it describes a human relationship in which those involved convey something to the others. In this sense it also refers to the starting material of the installation: data security patterns, which are used, for example, on the inside of envelopes. In this case, they stand for confidential communication between two parties.
The installation will be up through April 9, 2012 at the Berlinische Galerie, in Berlin, of course.
via city vision