The Seismic Cabinet celebrates the enduring experience of earthquakes within the context of a New Zealand housing vernacular. While seismic events expose people to feelings of anxiety and helplessness, the Seismic Cabinet aims to mitigate these negative emotional responses through playful interaction: As the user slides the cabinet door a device is triggered resulting in the perpetual creation of a “seismic” mark. In its reference to a seismometer, the act of mark-making pays homage to the memory of earthquakes of the past as well as supporting an attitude of resilience towards future seismic events.
2015 - Materials from house demolished following 2011 Christchurch earthquake
Wood, steel, paint, chalk - 1700 x 400 x 300mm
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