SOBDIVIDED COLUMNS BY MICHAEL HANSMEYER
(Fabrication of Initial Prototype)
Michael Hansmeyer - A full-scale, 2.7-meter high variant of the columns was fabricated as a layered model using 1mm sheet. Each sheet was individually cut using a laser cutter. Sheets are stacked and held together by poles that run through a common core.
When entering the exhibition room, the viewer at first perceives sixteen columns. This effect, created by the use of two floor-to-ceiling mirrors on adjoining walls, is intentionally accentuated by the columns’ design. Thus the columns are symmetrical along only a single axis, and they have different appearance when seen from the front or the back. In effect, two column permutations are united in a single column - with eight virtual models for the four physical objects.