Project Name: Aperture Facade Installation
Project Credits: Frédéric Eyl and Gunnar Green; University of the Arts Berlin
Project Brief Description:
Aperture is a dynamic wall used to physically connect strangers passing by each other in public space. Iris diaphragms are apertures with a variable opening diameter which react to varying intensities of incoming light. As a person passes in front of the diaphragm, the diameter of the aperture opens to allow one to see through to the other side. This feature allows passers-by to influence the diameter of the iris diaphragm by their movement; creating a new channel for communication between the two sides of the wall. As one person walks by one side of the wall, another person can sense it through the opening of the iris and see the person’s silhouette, thus connecting two strangers on either side of the once opaque wall.
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Image courtesy of Frédéric Eyl and Gunnar Green

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Relevant Web Addresses: http://www.fredericeyl.de/aperture/index.php?main=2&sub=1

Project Analysis:
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Optimizing the Familiar Stranger