“The transcendental resides in an indefinite modification and spacious modulation of skin” (Jean-Luc Nancy, 1995) The aim of the contribution is to present INMATEX, the physical and virtual material library founded by the author at the Polytechnic University of Bari. INMATEX, stands for INteraction MATerial Experience and it is the result of the research conducted since 2011 on the interaction of surfaces, through the definition of sensorial gradients. These researches had converged with INMATEX inside a rigorous logical construction, which could overcome the classifier determination, to open, even if in the rigor, to references or processes of the project indetermination. It may seem paradoxical, but the challenge presented is actually to create the conditions for a sort of crystallization of the impossible, a form of poietics, which could collocate INMATEX in a different area compared with the area of existing physicals and/or virtual material libraries. INMATEX is not a service for the companies, for the designers or for the students. It is not even a database but it is rather a generative device in which the surfaces/materials are organized among serial principles or variations. This organization highlights what Anselm Kiefer (2011/2018, p. 170) suggests referred to Monet, painter of surfaces: “the interest is no more turned towards the object itself, but […] towards what is in the middle, towards what is among the different surfaces, towards what changes during the realization of every sight, during the time of work. It is easy therefore to imagine that Monet’s interest is the pathway carried out from a painting to another. In the end, the essential thing for him is the process, not the result”. Building a material library in a form of process seemed the best opportunity to represent the paradox between material presence of surfaces and their virtual irrepresentability and between subjectivity of perception and technical-scientific instruments of surface measure.
|Titolo:||INMATEX: INteraction MATerial EXperience. A didactic and research instrument for the design of surfaces|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Nome del convegno:||3rd International Forum for Architecture and Urbanism, IFAU19|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.2 Abstract in Atti di convegno|