SAMAN | Interactive Landscape
May 2016, Istanbul.
“Saman” is an interactive reinterpretation of human-nature relationship with an artificial setting by transforming sound to movement. This setting comprises reeds which have an important role in traditional Romanian architecture with computational mechanisms. In juxtaposing the traditional and contemporary, we are creating a contrast between natural and artificial.
The reeds which are used as material, are collected from Vacaresti Delta so that the design integrates into endemic texture of Bucharest. Also it reduces the total cost with using the dead plants. Usage of reeds as a design material is also a traditional value in Romanian architecture especially in thatched roofs. Therefore It is an interpretation of contrast between traditional and contemporary to use these traditional materials with digitally controlled mechanical system.
An indoor space in “Combinatul Fondului Plastic (CFP)” is the suitable location for this installation because it strengthens our contrast theme due to its artificial atmosphere. The installation occupies approximately 2 x 6 meters. Final form and structure will be decided with students during the workshop. So, we are open to flexibilities about form and size. We will observe how the audiences communicate with the installation and how it will react to them. So, We think that the closest category to our concept is “Spatial Performance. Urban Scenography”.