Helena Bosch Vidal
Design & research

One plus one makes more than two
Project with Laura Haensler

2021 Davos Fetsival

One plus one makes more than two allows to physically experience the active and passive roles of power mechanisms: How are concepts such as heteronomy, influence, or immaturity constituted? The work translates the motif of mutual dependence and the question of hierarchical structures into a participatory installation.

The experimental structures must be operated by at least two people at a time - only then does the joint settling and sounding out of a balance begin. Communication and mutual consideration are central to this process. The body and the way one uses it decides whether an encounter on the same level - i.e. at eye level - becomes possible. One plus one makes more than two is an invitation to experience the power and simultaneous powerlessness of your own body and individual agency in a playful way.

Images by Helena Bosch Vidal, Laura Haensler, Patrick Cavelti