Koening Johnson – Lucia Monge
In Peru, economic activity outside the legal frame is referred to as informal. Informal labour supports many families and generates from
its almost un-acknowledged position, the development and spontaneous growth of Lima. The “informals” are the producing force that became form-less because they are outside the established frame.
If the in-formals have lost their form, we have decided to look for it by establishing a parallel between the natural forces shaping an environment and the working force of its population. Both of which share the power of acting without being “noticed”. This on going project has focused its interest on wind and humidity.
We measure wind activity through an instrument we designed and named “Aeolus graphing device”. It is composed of a tripod with a hanging pen that allows this force to manifest and draw on its visible form.
Humidity on the other hand, unlike the energetic production of wind, provokes not the appearance of form but the disappearance of it by sinking our landscape in its dense fog. In Lima we can experience as much as 99% of atmosphere humidity, while finding ourselves in the middle of the desert, all this water not only shapes our visuals but hangs on top of us like a suspended possibility.