HIDE & SEEK
Concept&Design _ Babeth Rammelt
Commissioned by _ Design Academy Eindhoven
Assignment _ Graduation
‘A series of three knitted acoustic panels that react to sound’
The panels look like blank canvases hanging in an open space. When sound occurs,
the knitted fabrics reveal their inner layers and patterns. Faces expose themselves.
Sound waves fade away and the faces are gone. A surprising effect, caused by
the behaviour of the environment.
The faces are inspired by African masks
African masks are the mirrors of the souls. They are the connection between the living
and the dead. These spirits reveal themselves during music ceremonies. The wearers of
the masks become the spirits inside.
Each panel hides another soul, awakened when sound arises. The blank panels represent
quietness, faces represent sound.
Hide and Seek are interior based elements that react on the environment and its
behaviour. They are aimed to be placed together or individually in social and cultural
spaces/ environments that are lively attended.
© 2016 – Babeth Rammelt
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