Architecture of Embodiment

emerging environments. Tabacalera

emerging environments. Tabacalera was a research cell presented publicly from December 16, 2015 to January 17, 2016 in one of the exhibition spaces of Tabacalera, an 18th-century tobacco factory in Madrid: the Estudios.

This research cell consisted of a video and sound installation conceived as an aesthetic research dispositive conceived and realized as an intervention into the relationship between subjects and their environment through the simultaneous reproduction of several sound and video recordings made by walking in the urban surroundings of Tabacalera. This dispositive provided conditions for a perceptual awareness of the environment’s co-emergence and, furthermore, for exploring the way architecture contributes to the emergence of the environment as a specific senseful whole.

On a methodological level, this research cells enabled an inquiry into the epistemic function of the production, organization and exposition as a constellation of aesthetic artifacts.

On this basis and in interaction with the dispositive, a research seminar on December 17, 2015 with Maria Andueza, Ana Garcia Varas and Lluís Nacenta provided a framework for conceptual reflection on this topic.

emerging environments. Tabacalera was curated by Raquel Rivera for FASE and organized by the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deportes.