Protocol Chapter V
Slow Light / 522928.03N/ 132444.50"E
The following protocols the work: Haus 112
Materials: Haus 112, observational instruments
The placement of Haus 112 in a given terrain is to be determined by the sun and the galaxies relational positions. This Protocol views the influence of stars, galaxies, planets, moons and asteroids that are visible from earth, on Haus 112.
A series of observational tests and mappings is undertaken before construction. These tests determine the optimal placement of the singular Urhütte and its fireplace within the terrain - by encoding the earth’s interdependency on the sun, the stars and other planets.
The test is done with help of observational instruments.
The astronomical phenomena are inscribed onto maps, which, drawn during day and night, will make visible the different hourly perspectives.
All observational instruments will be removed from the terrain after the maps have been finalised.
The maps directly inform the placement of Haus 112 and its fireplace. Assembled through observation, the maps contribute to the knowledge of the nature of the universe and materiality, and its influence on human habits. In turn, the difference in the placement of the house may have a direct impact on the stars.
This acknowledgement of placement within the universe determines our primary understanding of sculpture.
The appreciation of the universe can lead to an expanded understanding of the human shelter. The notion of inside / outside [/within / without] is determined not only by the presence of humans, but also celestial objects.
This protocol makes use of terminology from observational astronomy concerned with recording data. The knowledge gathered from observing space can lead to a re-phrasing of sculptural qualities and underlines the transformative potential of object/ artefacts in time.