transition area leads the visitor into the inner space. the function of
architecture changes: the architecture of the outer space sets squares
and streets and passes on its structure to the bigger space of landscape,
in which you can rarely find clear spacial relations. the layout of inner
spaces reduces the squares and streets to rooms and halls and creates
a miniture-landscape. Windows and arcades open up the clear and defined
dimensions of inner space and make contact with the outer space. images
and projections of moving images function in a similar way and move the
boundaries of architecture in virtual space.
The Ultraschall's transition area is a long, stretched rectangle. Many
room-sized curtains partition off the area. On both ends beamers are hung
from the ceiling, which compete and dissolve in projecting their moving
images on the same canvas. On entering the scene the visitor has to make
his way by drawing the projection-curtains and finds himself at every
stage inside the electronic colour-spaces.