Venice Biennale 2012 – Nordic Pavilion KNOT
exhibition MUSEUM OF FINNISH ARCHITECTURE, Helsinki 2013
exhibition ARKITEKTURMUSEET, Stockholm 2013
Knot is a work by architect Petra Gipp and composer Kim Hedås.
The work constitutes part of an artistic investigation that intends to explore how dimensions of architecture/art and music/sound may be widened as more layers are added to the totality. In Knot, sound and structure interact to create new sequences that together build a polyphonically shifting play. The architecture is defined through the matter and its relationship to the music, which in turn is reinforced by the space. Knot inquires whether these layers can enhance the understanding of an architectural work and a musical work respectively, whether their reciprocity can reinforce each individual piece.
Knot explores the reciprocity between the sound of a double chorus and an architecture arising from the interaction between a part cast in concrete and its double cast in bronze, between the plan and the section that forms its double. As they meet, a knot of void and matter emerges which frames the light from outside and allows it to play its way inwards together with the music.
Petra Gipp, Maria Videgård, Solmaz Beik
Composer: Kim Hedås