For NOTCH 09, David Garcia Studio has produced two interactive spaces ARCHIVE II and ARCHIVE IV, where information, books and music, become the generating factors for simple spaces full of social potential.
Both works are part of an architectonic research into the character of information storage at a small scale. This Archive Series, exemplifies the unavoidable "weight" of information, whether digital or analogue, and our varied relationships to it. At the NOTCH 09 festival, ARCHIVE II and ARCHIVE IV will be main attractions for social gathering and information hubs.
ARCHIVE II, a round wheel book archive, functions as a nomadic library, where the user can travel with his own books. Once still, it creates a room for meeting and inspiration, generating a special acoustic echo for the reader inside the wheel.
ARCHIVE IV challenges space and weight, by hanging from the ceiling. A wooden cylinder, 3 meter in diameter and 3.5 meter high, suspended from above, serves as a sitting area and as an archive for books and music in its inside. The visitor encounters a quiet space for conversation, and in the centre a rope ladder takes the curious to a level above, a micro lounge room, where one can look out into the crowd. From the outside, the introvert character of the structure hides the human body, only revealing feet at floor level, and the heads of visitors that climb to the top.
Thanks to: Shuyu Chen, Max Gerthel, Marion Spillmann and Lawrence Ebelle.