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Mise en scène <ex 545>
"Scenography and architecture tell stories about space. As we move through spaces we constantly perceive their architecture from new points of view. Architecture is never constant: it is in continuous movement." Barbara Holzer and Tristan Kobler
Exhibition design is concerned with the issue of transformation. It reconfigures an existing space, transforms the atmosphere, gives new character: no place or location is neutral. Such transformations are closely linked to the content, which with each new exhibition also allows to perceive the space in a new way. The same applies when we design a building. Who can predict whether an office complex will always remain an office complex, or an apartment house always an apartment house? Exhibition design teaches us a fundamental element of architecture. It makes us aware that people always perceive architecture at eye level, both physically and mentally. Our view of that space is fragmented, our perception becomes an individual sequence of fragments.