ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
Title: Elephant in the Room
Size: 3 objects, 72 x 50 x 35 cm
Material: SLS 3D printed Nylon
1x 8" midwoofer, 60 W
1x 1" dome tweeter fabric, 60 W
Bluetooth 4.0, analog 3.5mm Jack
Integrated suspension system
3D Modeling by Jelle Fokkema
Pictures by Magdalena Wierzbicka and Lennart Stolte
Just pretending like nothing’s happened
so as it seemed for the outside world.
Living with a huge secret within the family.
I don’t think you have the slightest idea
of all that is happening right here.
It lasted for two years,
we acted as normal.
As nothing has happened
in between these walls.
The Elephant in the Room is a series of audio speakers, that is inspired by the metaphor of the same name - an awkward situation which is undeniable, however people pretend it does not exist. The project is an audio-visual alternation of intimacy and reticence, to show a dialogue between human behavior and space. The three objects also known as elephants, are shaped as an embodiment of awkwardness, which occupy your space as they gather at the corner of a room. The work compels you to think about the immaterial and your own personal occupation of space. Raw, tactile but fleshy, the objects struggle for their acknowledgment and presence.