‘Receptive Environments’ was the first part of ‘Measuring Berlin’ project. Developed during my residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, it reflects about the creation of physical objects based on the interpretation of analytical data related to us, logs of our everyday experiences. ‘Receptive Environments’ is focused in the analysis of the environment surrounding us during an specific period of time, to create pieces that fits what we expect to find in an art exhibition; while ‘Shelter’ is focused on our memory of that experience using jewelry as support, a common object we wear as a link to our memories and experiences.
A receptive environment is that one we can affect, that one which is listening to us and accepts our presence, it changes, it adapts itself to us. Unknowingly modeled by us.
Measuring the surrounding environment of EnBW Berlin (Schiffbauerdamm 1), logging all representative data collected from the outside of the gallery as well from the inside, the main building and their surroundings, that information is used to develop laser engraved pictures on birch sheets, representations that are far away from the digital imaginary but closer to something as natural as vegetal growth patterns.