23 October 2020 – 20 June 2021
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Curation & Scenography by Damian Fopp and Matylda Krzykowski
Assisted by Annina Meier
Visual Spectasma by Tristesse

Total Space describes a designed total space experience. The classic distinction between subject and object, between inside and outside, is dissolved. Total Space is also a call for serenity in interesting times.

‘I recently visited the Total Space exhibition. I was thrilled by the way questions are being asked and the very existence of the exhibition is somehow kind of an answer.’ Naomi Ena Eggli, from an e-mail of a visitor

Read Alice Bucknell‘s article TOTAL SPACE: A DISORIENTING EXHIBITION FOR DISORIENTING TIMES in PIN-UP. ‘Across history, the desire for total space emerges from and is catalyzed by periods of global instability and cultural stasis. It’s a rush toward a new kind of feeling and a new kind of space; a reassertion of embodied knowledge when everything else is so uncertain. While the pandemic constricts our ability to move through the world with all our senses, Total Space becomes an increasingly urgent design premise for life after lockdown.’

Total Spaces by Soft Baroque, Trix & Robert Haussmann, Kueng & Caputo, Sucuk & Bratwurst and Luftwerk.
Total Space references by Olaf Grawert, Olamiju Fajemisin, Daniel Zamarbide, Morp Love, Prem Krishnamurthy, Studio Immediate Spaces, Atelier Gut, Zoë Ryan, La Totale Collective, Parasite 2.0, Fredi Fischli & Niels Olsen, Please don’t touch, Vera Sacchetti, Cameranesi Pompili, Ozelot, Jana Scholze, Roli Deluxe, Okolo, Adrien Rovero, The Decorators, Trojans Collective, Hier, One Minute Architecture (Tal Erez & Dan Handel), amongst others.

Total Space is fantasy.
Total Space is immersive.
Total Space is transdisciplinary.
Total Space is analog and digital.
Total Space is visual and auditory.
Total Space is a total space experience.
What is Total Space?

3 Questions to Matylda Krzykowski about Total Space here.