AA Inter 3

Generational Land by gambeluc
November 6, 2015, 12:22 pm
Filed under: 2015-16, Luca | Tags: ,

Generational Land

Generational Land


Generational Land is a defined entity. It ensures its fertility through the inversion of hegemony and dependence. Between myth and reality, the inversion happens through the invasion and the submission of the original civilization by a progressed hegemony and the establishment of a new relationship of sacredness within the land. In the myth of Eldorado the gold as a mere material for construction acquires a new reading. Due to the difference of interpretation, the myth is translated into the invasion, pillage and destruction of Tenochtitlan. The end then has the physical delimitation of the land.

The inversion of hegemony corresponds not only to the reversion of exploitation, which is the cause, but to the gradual replacement of the phenomenological relation between place and identity with the dialectic of ownership, which is the effect. In A Thousand Plateus Gilles Deleuze names this process ‘striation’ as the gradual passage from a nomadic and adaptive relation within the space to a disciplinary one. Physical boundaries are traced and strict rules are imposed into a land of ancestral traits and subtle codes. The historical land emerges while the cognitive land becomes latent into its bodies and rituals.

Generational land speculates on the inversion of this paradigm through the apocalypse. The sea acts over a generational reset that disembodies the historical land into its objects, uncovering their congenital substance. Dispossessed artefacts of a modern era and objects of obsolescence, once shrines of sacredness, are deconsecrated and converted within a new interpretation of land. The notion of property gets blurred for a collective response to the apocalypse. Affective objects instead, once merely significant, heighten to an ornamental role in the retrieval of the personal memory and communal identity.

References Analysis-01 References Analysis-02  References Analysis-04


Generational land develops through a commentary on the affection projected into it as retrieval of identity and necessary condition to pass through for the reconstruction. The reconstruction however wants to be rather the crafting of a promised land. This doesn’t translate on the cyclical dichotomy of smooth and striated, unruled and ruled, natural and artificial, but rather on the possibility of a land which comprises the two and negates them. The disembodied land lives into its objects that are meaningfully transformed into ornamental and living entities. The emotional connection is indeed possible through an environment that is dynamic rather than static, expressive rather than passive, haptic rather than optic. The environment, once destroyer, becomes fuel for the instauration of an affective relationship within land. The disembodied land into its objects manifests as medium, while motion and sound create the possibility of the emotional connection.

I am looking at installations that are responsive and able to create an environmental atmosphere through form, motion and sound. I am thinking of water and wind as possible fuel for the motion and/or sound to be produced, while proximity and heartbeat as inputs. The actual form may be related to lost and found objects revisited into their usage or either new bodies that are formally reshaped through data from the user itself or from the object read in a different way (humidity, temperature, etc…).

heart beat sensor

Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s