“Cinema PNEUMATICA” is a mobile inflatable pavilion where people instead of watching amoviein a conventional manner becomes the scene of the cinematic spectacle. There are multiple projection surfaces with different textures and material properties whichallows the images to materialize in many layers. Furthermore, bodies of the visitors interact with light and projectionscreating constantly changing patterns and scenarios.
Cinema PNEUMATICA is the project about air, light and motion in architecture. In architecture which leaves a static presence and permanence behind. We are interested in spaces and places which trigger emotions and leave room for imagination. Vacant and derelict spaces are one of those. Those spaces are in absence and absence is the moment when imagination can be expanded. Therefore, the pavilion is situated on the ‘forgotten’ land and invites to celebrate the vacant space, the moment and the unexpected temporary encounter. We seek to create a situation of enstrangement as well as to provide a soft and adventurous space to experience individual psychogeographies. Emotions here are stimulated through sound, light and kinetic movement.
The design seeks to use as less as possible typical architectural heavy materials in order to create social & emotional space. Fabrics were picked in order to achieve ergonomics, mobility and lighteness factor. As easy transportation, quick construction and disassembly on site appeared to be the main issue in creation on temporary spaces. Furthermore, fabric is easy and inspiring material to work with having a limited budget, offering opportunities to play with shape, light, translucency, vibration and reflection.
Cinema Pneumatica consists of two bubbles , one embedded into another. The skin of the outer bubble offers lighteness throughout the day andprjection place during the night. It is made out of polythene sheet.
The inner bubble offers the dark space, where projections could happen during the day as well. It is made out of silver reflecting sheeting which gives expanded and decomposed view of the video making the whole space to feel as the projection.
Authors: Laura Petruskeviciute, Paulina Naruseviciute