Brief: The Archaeological Survey of
India(ASI) has an archival collection of Glass Negatives, dating back from early 20th century. Design a travelling exhibition to promote these photographic records of...
PREMISE OF EXHIBITION WORKING TITLE: The celebration(showcase) of Images of the past and the Medium, Glass Negatives, that preserve it. A Site being a vehicle and the Technology being the tool. INTEND: A nonlinear experience of Champaner(the Site) through the Images. A module each indicating each of the smaller sites in the Archaeological Park of Champaner. Site by site, a visit back in time; reliving history. The exhibit must be adaptable in terms of space(number of modules). VISITOR PROFILE: Historians, Archaeologists, Photographers, Students and teachers of the Subjects. SITE Attributes: Enclosed indoor space, essentially with controlled lighting arrangements.
Derivation of the most apt translation of narrative structure into space.
One unit comprising different elements of the site, which is one among the several units, each depicting a particular site at Champaner. The multiples will be then be arranged on the map of Champaner itself in their respective locations(as depicted below) creating interesting spatial and visual relations between the units.
The placing and the orientation of each unit is manipulated to create a layout with an illusion of a non-linear visitor flow, while the intention is for visitor to take subconscious decisions resulting into this linear flow.
The principle on which the visitor flow works is that, at each probable point of decision making the most visible and inviting factor, the enlarged image, is placed strategically leading the visitor in a certain direction and also blocking him from a few others.
Prototyping: My learning here was immense from detailing to material determination and understanding the stability of structures obstacles were plenty. I decided that the Ideal material was the honeycomb panels taking into consideration the collapsibility, durability and ease of transportation, but due to its unavailability I worked with pre-laminated boards.