- Franck, From the Body, in “Architecture from the Inside Out” 46
The Former ‘Eglise de Saint Joseph’
In collaboration with Concordia’s Topological Media Lab (TML) and McGill’s Facility for Architectural Research in Media & Mediation (FARMM) I began working on project Sinter at the beginning of this semester. It is through this connection that I have gained access to church Saint Joseph at the corner of Richmond and Notre-Dame in Little Burgundy. Upon my first visit it became very clear that this church, currently under construction, exposes a multitude of narratives, which makes it an ideal subject for exploration.
- Mahnke, Meerwein, Rodeck, “Colour: Communication in Architectural Space” 23
- Hendrix, “Architectural Forms and Philosophical Structures” 229
“The concept of kinesthesia refers to a body which is sentient and which moves and engages with the world through a form of corporeal consciousness. In other words, perception (of the world) is not cognitive, whereby thinking is separated from the body and located within the mind, but rather occurs through a ‘thinking’ body, which is seen to have particular kinds of intelligences and competences.”
-Blackman, “The Key Concepts: The Body,” 84
The intention behind this research creation is to first and foremost capture the intra-actions, the experience (for example the entanglement with light and colors) and be able to translate their significance (the story-so-far) into my creation piece. If the outcome can embody all the research within an audio/ visual sensory intervention then great, but if not, I will create a piece that will serve as a conceptual basis and as a ‘start’ to the final project, which I can lat- er implement with TML. For now I will continue exploring various entanglements based on my journal during various visits to site and begin to further narrow down my area of research.
Ideally I would like to use non-intrusive sensing mechanisms, such as light sensors, pickup-mics and camera tracking to be able to track some phenomenological characteristics of space and the experience of it in users and get some usable data from this, that I can further animate it back into the space, through the medium of light, sound, projection etc. as to burn these experiences back into space like shadows leaving traces.