This installation is an embodiment of the phenomenon nudging architecture, and consists of two walls; The Corner and The Threshold. Nudging, or to push, is not to be understood as a physical act, but an empathetic attempt at a sort of leading design; where the body is prompted, but not urged, to move in a certain direction. Architecture is the material and immaterial matter that surrounds us, which is why this installation touches both the body and the mind.
The otherwise logical order of Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s spatial organization, and the linear but limited movement it invokes, is by two small incisions tattered with. The placement of two walls, re-organizes space and re-conducts movement, where the effect of the nudging architecture is a new spatial experience. It raises a questioning awareness of the museum’s stringent layout in relation to the actual showcased art and in turn, the relation between what we perceive and how we behave. As the exhibited art work now relates differently to its surroundings, so will the viewer relate to the art in new ways – and maybe not only in a physical sense.
The nature of people’s instinctive acts, deals with the space in-between, both as a gap and as a link. The installations are, in their physical anonymity, staging what cannot be seen – the space in which we move, and the voids that define Charlottenborg. Simultaneously, the art and the rooms stage the installations in a material manner, and they become part of their physical and cultural context. Their purpose is not to explain nudging architecture, but to create a framework for people to experience.
Kristian Nielsen Kjær, KRADS, Hatch & Bloom