Adam Tippl, Tamara Salajová, David Fořt: EVA SPACE
9. 11. - 2. 12. 2018
Opening on 8 November at 6pm at the NIKA Gallery
Galerie NIKA, Metro B Karlovo náměstí hall (direction Palackého náměstí)
Three students of the Architecture III studio at UMPRUM present an installation resulting from another experiment of theirs with the EVA material, as well as their long-term interest in the analysis of diverse materials following up the principles of parametric projecting and its use in architecture and design.
EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) is a polymer material reminiscent of rubber, whose softness, pliability, and flexibility allow it to be the subject of an experiment – for example even in the sphere of architecture and design where it usually doesn’t figure. It has become of interest also to this team of students, who up until now successfully realized two projects with EVA – even, for instance, for the Palladium Shopping Centre – focusing each time on a different use and qualities of the material.
The NIKA Gallery installation, being a free continuation of the previous endeavors, pays attention this time to its transparency, both as one of the qualities of EVA and as a specific topic in and of itself. To foreground the given property of the material to the utmost, they chose to combine the work with the planarity of the installation and layering of the material, creating levels with a different amount transparency and, consequently, also the permeability of the light, underscored by the blue-white coloring. Combined with EVA’s resilience, the resulting construction boasts soft, structural planes and curves contrasted with the cold, stone-like, right-angled paneling of the gallery’s surroundings. With a closer look we may discover for ourselves different moments of surprise, recesses, and optical illusions. Last but not least, the installation serves to show the fact that in architecture and interior design, light is one of the most important constituents – for people and their perception, as well as for architecture itself, as the light by its sole existence carries architecture over into a new dimension.
Curator: Klára Hudáková