shadow work

The project “Shadow Work” by Brontë Schuetzenmeister and Aileen Stolze was the winning design from the seminar “MOVE – NEW MOVE: Constructions for the Dramaturgy of Appearances” in the winter semester of 2018-19. 

Furthermore, we were entrusted with the task of bringing this design to life, and we gladly embraced the challenge, despite its inherent difficulties. The seminar aimed to explore how to effectively present the concept of “kinetic architecture” to the public as part of a Building Construction course at Leibniz University in Hannover. 

The resultant project, “Shadow Work,” was conceived and executed by Brontë Schuetzenmeister, Aileen Stolze, Eduard Mica, and Ourself.

It comprises seven sculptural objects driven by gears, rotating at a speed of two-and-a-half rotations per minute. When precisely synchronized, the letters spell out the phrase “new move,” coinciding with the title of a new textbook authored by Prof. Michael Schumacher, Michael-Marcus Vogt, and Luis A. Cordón Krumme.

The book was published in 2020, and we proudly showcased the “Shadow Work” installation during the book’s release event.