Princeton University Exhibition Design Princeton, NJ, USA, 2018
This design reflects upon exhibition display strategies to build up unexpected encounters between physical objects, speculative ideas, visual evidences and sound. Originally designed for the exhibition Liquid La Habana (Princeton University, 2018), this furniture takes advantage of the idea of the fragment to build up transversal associations between heterogeneous mediums: video, images, text, and physical models.
Liquid La Habana—curated by Beatriz Colomina, Ivan L. Munuera, and Bart-Jan Polman—presented five different case studies from the late 19th century Cuba until today, and explored the ways in which these various projects interconnected five different fluids: ice cream, rum, waves, sweat and spouts. The design responded to this provocation by subdividing each case study into a multiplicity of stories—each one exploring specific connections between the liquid buildings and ideas of modernity, society, economy, sexuality, privacy, diplomacy, aesthetics, geopolitics, race, and development. The purpose: to avoid unitary stories and to encourage multiplicities, interstices and diversities.