World Mountain Machine
Interactive audiovisual installation and 268pg book, in collaboration with Ulrich Gehmann, 2014
The World Mountain Machine shows architectural morphology as a historical process and translates it into a visual language. The spectator is offered a view of a process that develops over the course of the whole exhibition: A world mountain (a mythological expression of world “as it is” in its cosmic order in form of a concrete architecture) is created that transcends through different stages of evolution based on the sensory input coming from the venue of the exhibition and methods derived from computational biology and fractal geometry. The spectator thus becomes the active participant of the evolution of the architecture that is presented to him while at the same time he is only displayed a snapshot of the whole development. The work highlights the ephemeral nature of a historical process while at the same time creating an abstract mathematical model for process morphology throughout the exhibition. It shows the ongoing development of the architecture that will be completed on the last day of the exhibition.
Download book (includes erratum to the first edition, high quality, CC-BY 4.0 Intl licensed)
Pre-order printed and signed book (shipping starting July 2014, softcover, €15 incl. shipping in the EU, USD $30 outside of EU)
Buy the printed book at
Museum shop @ Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia (sold out)
Green Hill Gallery, Grünberger Str. 13, Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany.
Images book (designed by Nadine Bauer, Hamburg)