is an experimental zone, set up to explore diaphanous relations between virtual figures, humans, technical equipment and machines. INTRA SPACE can be read as a spatial transposition of the theoretical concept of “intra-action” introduced by philosopher, theoretical physicist and feminist scholar Karen Barad. Her philosophical framework of “agential realism” views the world as a dynamic, relational structure in which intra-actions function as boundary-making, material and discursive measurements in the unfolding of matter and meaning. INTRA SPACE produces a transformative, differential and resilient space of emergence where apparatus, human bodies and digitally constructed figures become diaphanous to each other. A sensorium for embodied experiences, where architectural processes coincide with bodies of the apparatus, the virtual, the engineers, the visitors, the machines and cameras. INTRA SPACE accommodates instability and indeterminacy as a dynamic, experimental framework. It allows for critical looks at the potentials of both the digital and the human to mutually enhance their functionality, their exposure in artificial and real spaces, their social interaction, their self-perception and knowledge. It offers a technical and conceptual infrastructure, a disposition for equal encounters between digital, machinic and human sensoria. The resulting differentiated perspective, spanning from a single point of touch to a sensory space, negotiates the body in motion as an immediate, perceptive entity in relation to its surroundings.
* INTRA SPACE, artistic research project funded by FWF/PEEK (AR299-G21) 2015-2017, a project led by Wolfgang Tschapeller, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.