Body, Wearable & Augmentations Creating Transient Architecture The Deployable Augmented Reality Nightclub
Celia De Villiers
This project aims to create a transient, experiential architecture that allows people to temporarily transition out of their everyday environment and into a digital environment that plays within different levels of reality, liminality and transcendence. The work is inspired by dance and its temporal, transcendental nature that constantly regenerates, moves through and feels space. It, therefore, considers the concept of space in terms of the body, movement and experience. The project is a deployable augmented reality nightclub that uses wearables both as a social leveller and a medium through which the digital environment connect to the experiencing user. As the augmentations map onto the users, whose movements vary, whose fashion wearable could vary, or whose augmentations filter vary - the space created will always be different and ephemeral. The preparation of both the users and the physical architecture itself become important rituals through which my architecture can be created.