BotoxCloud Interactive Installation Jan. 28–Feb. 26, 2011

“BotoxCloud” – by SAQ
Opening reception with the artist: Saturday, January 28; 7 pm
Exhibition on view: January 28 to February 26, 2011; daily 2–7 pm

“BotoxCloud” is Zirkumflex’s fifth exhibition in Berlin and will be organized in partnership with Chromolux® and Zumtobel on the occasion of the first edition of DAS weekend and Transmediale 2011.

Fontanestraße 25
12049 Berlin, Germany
Accessible by U8, exit Boddinstraße station
(Click here for map)

BotoxCloud exhibition consists of:
• An Interactive Installation in the Zirkumflex gallery space
• A Paper Model Special Edition
• An Audio-visual Opening Event

The Installation:
SAQ has developed a reactive modular lighting system which propagates like cloud structures mimicking the complexity of weather patterns. This project is an extension of the exploration of architectural pluralism SAQ first began in their Bikini Berlin project, which begins construction in January 2011. SAQ as a studio is involved in a long-standing search to express a plural or probabilistic architecture using design as a device to understand the complexities in our surrounding world.

The Edition:
In collaboration with Zirkumflex, SAQ will publish a limited edition cut and fold print of the paper models used in the installation. Designed like a 3-dimensional jigsaw puzzle, the print will be presented in conjunction with the gallery exhibit. The print acts as a spatial extension of the installation, distilling the complexity of forms into a comprehensible package. Thus creating a deeper level of interaction and understanding between architecture and inhabitant. The Botox Cloud edition is made of 2 abstract paper models which can be constructed individually or combined in various connections, both large and small, capturing and reflecting light like clouds on a sunny day.

Audio-visual Opening Event:
The entire project is to be presented in the context of DAS Weekend (Digital Arts & Sound Weekend) as an event combining music and light installations featuring music artists from Paris and Berlin.

DJ set: Varoslav + Friends (Supplement facts), Cheers Chris (ESP Institute / Luna Flicks) & Johannes, Maria Moser (Disco Tivoli / MNNS)
Live set: Alan Doe

Additional Information:

About SAQ –
SAQ is a conceptual and interdisciplinary design agency specialized in developing spatial sceneries and concepts.

The practice relies on a broad range of competencies where architects, interior designers, urbanists, video-artists and graphic designers team up according to the specific orientation or necessities of each project. SAQ believes strongly in co-operation and regularly invites professional experts or companies to participate in the materialization or elaboration of an idea.

For SAQ scale is no parameter. Intensive research, sketching, simulation, and dialogue are the fundaments of an intensive creative process leading to proposals for both small scaled designs and macro-planning.

Zirkumflex –
Zirkumflex is both a design studio and project space, hosting Art exhibitions, events, and book launches.

Since its establishment in April 2010 in Berlin, Zirkumflex aims at creating connections between art and cutting-edge visual culture by publishing and exhibiting projects by international artists who have advanced contemporary and interdisciplinary art practice, forming a point of where design engages in conversation with contemporary art.

Each project is presented as an exhibition, an installation, or an event in the project space with various partners, following the Berlin cultural events and fairs calendar for art, design, fashion and performing arts.

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