comfort x introspection
In a collective palace made of glass and metal, the soft-space fosters contemplation and unwinding. Through a controlled artificial environment, the place unfolds a transparent architecture, inhabited by a rich flora, merging species and colors. The vegetation, which has been genetically modified to optimize its growth and death, cycle through the never-ending myth of life and the permanence of existence. Each individual witnesses a meditative and transcendental scenery that can be accustomed to their own subjectivity.
The peaceful aesthetic of the architecture marks the advent of a psychedelic capitalism, in which daydreaming is the new rule of law. The ground adapts to its users, shape-shifting according to their desires.
Sleep - and especially fragmented sleep - as an introspective practice, is fostered and encouraged. No longer opposing the will for relentless productivity, rest now participates in the elaboration of a collective mindfulness. Always appealing to daydreaming and mind drifting, the soothing bliss of the place blurs every boundary in a unique meditative space-time. Rest becomes activity, reality becomes reverie.
Drawing from the collective imagination of the tropical greenhouse, this meditative artificial palace unfolds an immersive domesticated environment, controlled parametrically. Accepting the drift and the realization of their desires, each individual becomes the unintended subject of a timeless world, oscillating between awareness and subconscious, unconsciousness and wandering. In a place free from any form of exploitation, any event that would question its functioning is beyond unthinkable: disruptions can only be reveries, or at most, domestic accidents.
Melomind, myBrain Technologies (FR), 2017