The End of Sitting is an installation at the crossroads of visual art, architecture, philosophy and empirical science. In our society almost the entirety of our surroundings have been designed for sitting, while evidence from medical research suggests that too much sitting has adverse health effects.
RAAAF [Rietveld Architecture-Art Affordances] and visual artist Barbara Visser have developed a concept wherein the chair and desk are no longer unquestionable starting points. Instead, the installation’s various affordances solicit visitors to explore different standing positions in an experimental work landscape.
A1 was used as the toplayer for this installation which had to be applied at the exhibithion space itself. Also the junctions between the wooden sheets were closed with A1 and if needed glassfibre. Because A1 does not shrink and is easily sandable the whole project was completed in one go. Because of the excellent adhesion and hardness of A1, the installation could be walked upon and showed to the visitors. The properties of A1, liked safe to work with, quick curing, less odour and of course nice feel and look, showed themselves in this project.