|THE FLOATING PASSAGE|
|Designing something which later will be burned is a task that takes into consideration and relates to these two states: before burning and while burning. The signification and purpose of the designed thing in those two states are different but related.
The proposed Floating Passage is meant to become, at first, a physical connection between Papa Westray Island and The Holm of Papay Island, a peace of infrastructure for those two territories. To insert this element of order in the geological chaos, the shortest connection path has been found: around 550m. This is also the scale of the later bonfire.
For a short period of time, this unconventional situation will be put to the test. How does it feel to pass from one island to the other by foot for the first time? How does if feel to meet someone in the middle of the sea? And in a new kind of space, with variable material density and rigidity. A weaved torsionated wooden tubular surface, sometimes reaching three meters in diameter, capable of creating it's own universe. A different kind of environment, soft, bluring gently the view outside, safe in the middle of the sea, reshaped slowly by the waves. An unusual space generating unusual activities(new rituals), encouraging unusual encounters, a space that can breed creativity.
Secondly, this interactive (contemporary) efigi, will create psychological connections with those involved and between those involved in the festival. It will become subject for memories and stories.
The emotional load will help rise the value of the moment in time for those attending the burning. All feelings will be intensified by this main event. Burning will make sure that all that will happen will be unique, and therefore with an increased value. At the end, the burning line connecting the islands will become a visual mark well-known to all those involved, a mark to associate all the memories with. A landscape-scale logo.
|Chipara Bogdan ( Constanta, ROMANIA)|
born: 21.09.1984, Romania
In 2009 I graduated from ‘Ion Mincu’ University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, Romania as architect.
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