FAR AWAY, SO CLOSE

Parabolic curved surfaces when alined allow people to communicate at great distances. In a star shaped arrangement the person in the center can hear all conversations. This was a project made during my last Master at Barcelona with an incredible group of colleagues. The project is a statement on the missed encounters and conversations on public space in pandemic times.

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We developed a process to curve the 10mm acrylic plates with air pressure. The project has been entirely conceived, developed and built by MEATS students and professors Xevi Bayona, Toni Montes and Roger Paez. It has had the support of Olot City Council, and was the first installation in the public space, made at the Olot Fair on July 17, 2020.

Testing diferent sound configurations. The result is an extremely light weight and easy to assemble structure. And its crazy, but it works!

Ines Helhordoy and Roger Paez