The Amsterdam Biennale 2009 is part of the Mediamatic Travel Project.
Inflatable art space incubator
We are testing different ways to make inflatable Pavilions for the Amsterdam Biennale. Our goal is to build a 1,80m x 1,80m x 2,00m inflatable structure, where people can enter. In this blog you can follow all our experiments.
The Blue Cube meets the Glazing Foil Cube
We wanted to test if we could inflate two cubes via one air-conditioning connection. So we connected the bleu cube to the glazing foil cube. The bleu cube is connected to the air-conditioning system that inflates the bleu cube and and through a tube the air goes from the bleu cube to the glazing…
Here you see the windows we made in a plastic cube (1,8 x 1,8 x 2,0 meters). the windows are closed with postcards. We attached them with tape. To open the windows you push the cards inwards and upwards. The wind blows towards you and the inner side of the cube becomes visible. It is also possible…
The blue cube
Here you can see the blue fabric cube that we made out of airtight shower curtain fabric that we found on the Lapjesmarkt in Utrecht. The sizes are 1.5 x 1,5 x 2,0 meters. To inflate the cube we tried an ordinary home van and the air-conditioning system of the building. Both work well, as you can…
Inflatable Tube Entrance
Here you see an item that we have stuctured from inflated tubes. The tubes are the frame that we covered with a plastic layer. The material we used for the tubes is plastic you can buy at the DIY store it inflates well but it is very fragile. The structure began deflating within 15 minutes. The…
Test 1: paper model Our first test was done using paper and cheap transparent tape. We cut 6 squares of the paper and taped them together. It is important to tape them on both sides (inside and outside) to make it really airtight. A hole must be opened on the bottom of the cube (see drawing), so…