It is fascinating to contemplate the fact that a rock can stay still in precarious equilibrium on
a cliff for thousands of years, only to fall abruptly one day - and kill a passerby. Its potential
energy, silently stored for so long, has finally been released.
But the moment of release of potential energy is also the moment of its annihilation as the
infinite multitude of potentials is reduced to a single burst of real energy. Therefore, by
nature, potential energy cannot be directly observed. We can only infer its existence in the
form of a theoretical construction or a mathematical calculation.
Spaces are designed to create the potential for certain events to take place within them,
defining a system of spatial limitations, creating order, resisting entropy. However, neither a
chess board, nor a football pitch tells you who is going to win the game.
There is a fine line between the potential and its realisation. While the potential is defined
spatially, its realisation in time remains unknown and uncontrollable.
The prototype is balanced between rigidity and unpredictability. It invites visitors to invest
energy on one side, while the other side is slowly charged like a spatial battery. Once the
system is saturated, it remains in this state indefinitely ‚Äì like the rock on the cliff.