INTRA SPACE explores how interactions between,across and beyond humans and nonhumans can be experimentally embodied, aesthetically reformulated and theoretically challenged in their spatial, temporal and transversally entangled spheres. The project examines the hypothesis and potentials of INTRA SPACE, a spatial transposition of the theoretical concept of “intra action” introduced by philosopher, theoretical physicist and feminist scholar Karen Barad. 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 – bodies are constantly updating sites of construction. The experimental framework critically 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 and self-perception. It offers a technical and conceptual infrastructure, a transformative disposition for equal encounters between digital, machinist and human sensoria.The resulting differentiated perspective, spanning from a single point of touch to a sensory space, negotiates the body in motion as immediate perceptive entity in relation to its surroundings.

INTRA SPACE was funded under the Austrian Science Fund’s PEEK (FWF – Programm zur Entwicklung und Erschließung der Künste).

Project Investigators: Wolfgang Tschapeller, Dennis Del Favero, Michael Thielscher, Ursula Frohne, Krassimira Kruschkova, Franz Pomassi, Esther Balfe, Michael Wimmer
Project Funding: Austrian Science Fund

  • INTRA SPACE 2, AUT – Architektur und Tirol’, Innsbruck (Austria), 2019
  • INTRA SPACE 2, ImPulsTanz, International Dance Festival, Vienna (Austria), 2018
  • INTRA SPACE 2, Vienna Biennale, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (Austria), 2017
  • INTRA SPACE 1, Vienna Biennale, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (Austria), 2016