|EveryVille Competition by La Biennale di Venezia - project 23 of 195||
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|Felix Rutishauser (SWITZERLAND), Anik Meijer-Werner (BRAZIL)|
“The city however does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings of the window, the banisters of the steps … every segment marked in turn with scratches, indentations, scrolls.” Italo Calvino
In Everyville motorized vehicles no longer travel on the surface, but underground or on raised motorways. The city is a network of pedestrian walkways and squares, all of which are covered in sand. In the morning an even blanket coats these spaces, but as people move through them the sand is shifted and a smooth, reflective surface revealed below. When light hits these traces they glow and create reflections on the surrounding buildings - abstract drawings of light that retell the events of the day. The life of the city is temporarily recorded in this fleeting, malleable map. As the next day draws closer it is erased and a blank canvas of sand laid out for the next day.