Kinesthetic Interference
notation of body techniques in the design process of architectural space

Research project Dominik Mohs

Prof.Jürgen Weidinger, Prof. Gabriele Brandstetter, Joris Camelin

At the beginning of the 20th century architectural theory (Wölfflin, Schmarsow) was influenced by  psychological approaches such as the Gestalttheorie(Ehrenfels) and Einfühlungstheorie(Wundt, Vischer). Is the affect of architectural space an effect of pure imagination or bodily sensation? Does movement reveal general affective  qualities of architectural spaces? In which way does the bodily -and improvisational techniques of a dancer(Joris Camelin) on  architectural prototypes based on the kinesphere (Rudolph von Laban) integrated in differing contexts like laboratories or museums evoque a new regard on architectonical space beyond it´s materially fixed outlines. Hoe does this space can be notated by classical drawing techniques and motion capturing for the definition of a spacial category which alterates design strategies of architectural spaces in todays design processes ruled by digital information technologies? To approach these questions eight different settings between art, education and science where tested and analysed in the context of a dissertation about spacial design processe by dance and it´s kinesthetic perception at the TU Berlin landscape architecture, chair of Prof. Weidinger and FU Berlin, dance science, chair of Gabriele Brandstetter. This website was created to give an impression of the different conceptual and perceptual aproaches:

Spaceplays (2016)
Immersive Experience(2016)
Virtual Spheres(2016)
Sensing Spaces(2017)

Kinesthesia in laboratory life(2017)
Kinesphäre1 (2017)
Neo-euklidisches Ballett(2018)