Team 4: mayer sattler-smith / Marisa Favretto
Sound Mirror is inspired by Northern states of change and flux in weather, environment, light and atmosphere. We are interested in emphasizing these juxtapositions, highlighting the states in nature that are significant to states of perception. We are interested in the work acting as a mirror to the elements – light, landscape, passing birds, planes, sounds, while creating a space/form specific to viewer interaction – via size, orientation, composition.
The form is inspired by sound mirrors- a form built around coastal towns in England between 1915 and 1930 to function as an acoustic radar for approaching war planes. The first one was carved out of the chalk cliff on the coast in 1915.
mayer sattler-smith is a multi-disciplinary design firm founded by Klaus Mayer and Petra Sattler-Smith in 2001. The firm is based in Anchorage, Alaska. The practice has developed an approach that is responsive to the specific conditions of the Alaskan climate, culture and building technology, creating places for human occupation. Projects range from urbandesign, architecture, interior design to graphic design, furniture and art. All projects are a result of collaboration between the principal partners and the respective clients, including varied stakeholders and users.
Marisa Favretto was born in Seward, Alaska in 1974 and currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. She has studied art at Goldsmiths College, University of London, the University of Oregon in Eugene, and the Art Institute of Florence. Her work in painting includes animal imagery that serves as a pictorial symbolism of social, cultural and psychological relationships.