360° 24h Assistant

The project deals with today’s pressure and need to perform in an effective and productive way in our daily life. Here the absurdity of multitasking and society’s expectations is shown in a fictive workplace installation. The tube installation implicates to care for the worker by offering a workout facility, food and coffee, head massages and a pillow for power naps. But as soon the pedals are turned the repetition and speed of the installation drives one mad.

Starting point of this 5 week project we were asked to get inspired by the Strandbeests of Theo Jansen and to build an object that is related to the human body using PVC tubes. Within the 5 weeks an evolution from a multitasking arm to the installation 360° 24h Assistant was created.

Camera: Yen-An Chen

2015

Social Design, Design Academy Eindhoven

Tutor: Dick van Hoff