The Zeppelin stands in this project as a metaphor for emerging technologies that become part of our every-day life.
The zeppelin could be understood as an examina- tion into the future of transportation
_ Will we fly soon instead of driving?
But it is also a conversation with the recent phenomena of google earth: a tool that changed our way of seeing the world and even inventing a new way of tourism. A tourism based on traveling with- out moving just depending on a internet terminal that could be as small as a handhold device. How can or should this technologies influence architecture and urban design?
traveling without moving_
The idea is to create a museum that does not con- sist of white boxes but that is curating the surround- ing land(scapes).The institution of the museum will commission artists to create landscape art that is
so large that the main focus point is from the birds eyes view.A regular zeppelin transfers visitors from the museum base point to the installations.The zep- pelin itself becomes an event at the place of the installation but also the ride of the zeppelin could be programmed by the artist and made an event in itself.
At the same time the art installation can be experi- enced by anybody in the world who has an internet access. Art becomes public domain.
From the human perspective the art could tackle design problems or even bring design into fields that are not part
of any design curatorship.
Design goes XXL.Art becomes XLandScapeArt including landscapes, cityscapes, garbage-scapes, food-scapes and infrastructure.
Imagine garbage hills and power stations would not be something that countries and cities would build at their border but as something that becomes de- sign in itself. In the same way Duchamp placed the urinal in he museum context the XLandScapeArt rises this elements of our city-scapes out of their shadowy existence.
The design of the base station – the terminal – of the museum should investigate how far the idea of the XLandScapeMuseum could add additional benefit to the society. At the same time it investigates to what extent architecture will vary if our point of view or the speed of traveling is changing.