Steady Pulse is a project that transformed Recess into a club that plays host to a diverse range of happenings and interventions, including performances, movement workshops, conversations, and dance parties.
At the center of the club will be an architectural and sculptural dance floor, which will shift appearance and function as it acts as a platform for the varied events.
[Excerpt from Recess]
Nakworks's consulting focused on the development of a modular layout, to serve as dance floor.
The dance floor is not used exclusively horizontally, but also as wall or frame or stage, to accommodate dance performances, public talks, parties, as well as a stage-like view from the showing-window.
The choice of materials and colors, limited to grey felt, white coated metal and skin-toned plywood, heightens the focus on the dancing bodies.
As a result, the performances play with the blurry line between the dancers and the dance floor.
Consulting and project management for a modular dance floor installation.
Recess · New York City
13th July · 1st September 2017
John Alix, Khadija Griffith, Oisín Monaghan
The Rational Dress Society
(c) Brendan Fernandes