2008 Membrane Installation

Project Team: Michael U. Hensel (Design Coordination), Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel, Toni Kotnik, Daniel Coll i Capdevila

Construction Team: Michael U. Hensel, Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel & Francois Jupin (FRAC)

The Bylgia membrane installation was design for the 2008 OCEAN exhibition Conception Performative at the FRAC Centre in Orleans. The installation consisted of 62 membranes set within a branching cable-net. The installation together with the lighting system were designed to visually erase the transition between the physical installation and the shadows cast by them. In so doing the installation drew attention to the interaction between object and environment and the resulting effects.

Digital model of the cable net and membrane system.
Testing of the lighting system. Photography: Michael Hensel, 2008.
Preparation and assembly of the membranes. Photography: Defne Sunguroglu Hensel, 2008.