Merle Flügge


The intimacy of the domestic interior lies in its traces of inhabitation. In a speculative future interior with black mirrored, interactive surfaces the blanket might be the last tangible, intimate surface that will capture physical traces. But what if these traces are also lost?

This proposal explores the condition of a blanket between the material and immaterial, the tangible and intangible. Two blankets – one virtual, the other one physical – are entangled in a duel exchanging their properties, while both lose their ability to show traces of inhabitation.

The duality between the two blankets hints at a future in which domestic interiors become increasingly hybrid between real and virtual. The only traces interactive surfaces register are the ones of the very moment, the now, leaving only digital traces.

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