Do We Dream Under the Same Sky

Nikolaus Hirsch, Michel Müller and artist Rirkrit Tiravanija develop a new building component for their for a future workshop and artist residency building at The Land (Chiangmai, Thailand). The first component of the building, a structural system consisting of a bamboo-steel roof and flexible columns, was realized on the occasion of Art Basel in 2015, the second element, a hanging façade structure was constructed for the Garden Triennale in Aarhus (Denmark, 2017). The third building component, integrating at once both a protective façade material and an energy producing device, was developed for the Biennale in Seoul: a textile façade that produces electricity and emits light, using advanced organic photovoltaics (OPV) and organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology. The shingle-like system includes 1250 OPV and 403 OLED modules (each 155 x 175 mm), suspended from a grid of bamboo tubes. The energy is produced during the day and emitted during night, highlighting the sentence “Do We Dream Under the Same Sky”. The title refers not only to the commons of energy but also to the question of a universal culture in the context of rising national, ethnic, and religious particularisms around the globe.