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WhiteOut by SpaceOperaForm

Designer Alex Suarez of Amsterdam and Los Angeles studio SpaceOperaForm has created an installation at a former salt factory in Hallein, Austria, comprising translucent panels that react to the static charge of visitors.

Called WhiteOut, the installation consists of parallel panels made of thermally-bonded polypropylene filaments, suspended from the ceiling.

The screens move apart in response to the static charge of visitors walking between them, returning to their positions once people have passed.

Here's a little text from the designers:

WhiteOut is deployed as a series of sequential dividers along the aged wood beams of the Hallein Salt Factory, Austria.

Suspended, lightweight and nebulous, the installation is a floating mass, exploring the phenomenological and visual affects of extreme weather conditions.

Movement though the passages is a reactive experience as the dividers 'inflate/deflate' to the body's static repletion - the width of the passages varies from 30cm to 90cm.

Hallein Salt Factory, Austria

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