Mappings may themselves dance along with dancers dancing
powder on the floor
In my research into the decision making involved when moving through our daily environments I treated the exhibition space as a laboratory for studying movement. Based on measurements taken from a clothing store I created white powder shapes on the floor mimicking a plan view of a shop layout.
I was curious to see how a person’s movements through a ‘shopping space’ would change when display stands and clothing racks were collapsed to a two-dimensional, life size floor diagram.
The traces people left by walking through the powder froze a record of their movement. Even though the powder was heavily disturbed, the geometry of the shapes remained plainly visible.