The project envisions an organ recital space and takes its intellectual departure from a Raymond Rousellian double-reading of the word ‘organ’ that inspires the musical organ with the organicism of its biological equivalent, the larynx, while the scale of the musical church organ inspires the larynx to become architectural. In short, the project speculates about an architectural environment that is generated by inversion of the human larynx and its corporo-cultural associations into space.
The Laryngeal Mesomachine is conceived as an embodied model for a space in which organists can recite their music by playing an organ that is integrated on a system-level-symbiosis with the building, while the audience and organists are symbiotically connected with one another through the organ.
The term ‘laryngeal’ alludes to the human larynx and its multi-functional capacities, while ‘mesomachine’ locates the project in the dimensional domain of living creatures between macromachines (galaxies, planets, cities) and micromachines (cells, molecules).
Tree roots, thermoplast, epoxy resin, polyurethane foam