Breaking Habits is a new spatial installation at the crossroads of visual art, architecture and philosophy. The art installation by RAAAF is commissioned by the Mondriaan Fund for the visual arts. This experimental landscape inside a classic Dutch canal house breaks with entrenched living habits. Just like our offices and the rest of our sedentary society, our living rooms are filled with chairs, even though medical research has shown that sitting too much is unhealthy. RAAAF [Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances] explores with Breaking Habits how a world without chairs and couches could look like in 2025. This physical thinking model materializes a philosophical worldview and makes it tangible: a diagonal landscape of affordances scaffolds a more active lifestyle by inviting to change positions and explore new diagonal standing postures. Will diagonal living become the new norm?
An earlier installation in research project was ‘The End of Sitting’ by RAAAF | Barbara Visser > 21.12.2014
Photos: Johannes Schwartz (color), Frederica Rijkenberg (black & white)