Inside: outside is an installation by architects Daniel Pearl and Mark Poddubiuk of L’O.E.U.F. Through a series of interventions recalling their work, L’O.E.U.F.’s installation is intended to bring to light, architecturally, relationships between nature and the built environment.

Inside: outside consists of four interactive interventions. The first is the sensor placed on the front lawn of the Shaughnessy House. This nervous, hypersensitive device, large enough to have a presence through the window of the front room, reveals variations in environmental conditions created by the sun, the wind, and the rain. It transmits this information over a grid of cables to the second structure, the register placed in the Sottsass Room at the entrance to the exhibition. This structure converts and transmits the environmental data to visitors in the form of sound and light which completely transform the atmosphere of the room.

The third intervention is a window box placed in the window of the Shaughnessy House, piercing the hermetically sealed envelope of the exhibition space. Arranged in such a way that visitors can see the sensor and the window box at the same time, the intervention demonstrates how difficult it is to draw fresh air through an open window within such a controlled environment. The last intervention appropriates the existing shutters of the other window, which are fitted with mechanisms that respond to varying conditions of daylight and activity within the room. This draws the visitor to the boundary between inside and outside, establishing the connection between the two.

With support from Bank of Montreal and RBC Financial Group


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