Constructed out of materials from abandoned buildings, Inusara ’s aim is to recreate the sensual experience and isolation of such buildings.
Being arrested at 12 is bound to have a profound effect on a young boy. What I couldn’t explain to my parents at the time was that I needed to get inside the abandoned hotel, needed to experience the shadows and ghosts of the past, the isolation. I tried to analyse the emotions of that time and what way abandoned buildings played upon all of my senses; The touch of a sharp rusty nail, The taste of air bourne dust, the smell of decay, the sound of a dripping cisern, the play of sunlight through broken shutters ... and ... of course the isolation.
As a city based student immersed in the hustle and bustle of everyday life I wondered how it might be possible to somehow ‘step out’ of this hectic world, even for a few minutes and relive that experience. The result, a small floating pod, built primarily from abandoned building materials to accommodate one person, was born out of a desire to replicate those emotions and to endeavour to share them with individuals in order to allow them to reflect upon the materials’ provenances, in perceived isolation.
The video really captures the project by showing the story of how Inusara came to be. It contains footage of exploration, design development, construction and release on the open sea.
Link to Inusara blog
The entire project was outlined using Blogger. I highly recommend a cursory visit if for no other reason than to view the interesting twists, turns and different directions the project took, culminating in the product otherwise known as Inusara.