Two meters tall.

February 22, 2011 at 5:39 pm Leave a comment

via Core77 (March 22, 2010):

“The visitor can according to his size choose the suitable shoe-hight [sic] in order to get 2 meter body height” – inges idee

level, 1997
by Hans Hemmert of inges idee (according to Core77)
Styrodur/Rubber/Velcro
variable dimensions
part of the “Personal Absurdities” show at Galerie Gebauer, Berlin

In her post, Lisa Smith of Core77 asks “what does it mean when we all share one height?” For those who are significantly shorter than two meters (approx 6’6″), I can imagine the new view causing a fairly strong shift in the perceived sizes of objects. I expect this sensation would be much more vivid for anyone who was already familiar with the gallery space. I’ll never forget when I first re-entered my childhood bathroom after growing about eight inches, because everything below counter height felt incredibly small to me. I don’t have a great guess for how this would effect those who are already close to 2m tall – what do you think?

February 22′s daily design idea is how does physical viewpoint affect the perception of relative objects?

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