as mobile vessels represent journey, migration, dislodgement, shelter. As trivial mass products for wanderlust or high-tech bivouacs for adventure, tents serve modern trends from idle leasure to extreme activity. As serious houses, tents call to mind the traditional home of the nomads. As a sportive reference, we consider the romanticism of the modern nomad, surfing the web on an onmidirectional virtual journey, constantly arriving somewhere while sitting still.
Small tents are feather light homes. Their sown construction compares to clothes, whereas their spatial volume compares to buildings. Tents are more lightweight than buildings but bigger than clothes. They have a manageable building size, are soft, inoffensive, cheap, transportable. Their aggregate condition provides expansion and compacting properties. Tents are the raw material for 1:1 works — almost like paint is for a picture.