||Supersuit is pure idealism: a self-
initiated, self-financed, and completely autonomously conducted art project
in public space, impossible to classify, somewhere between performative archi- tecture and spatial performance.
Supersuit is a prototype of a spatial enve- lope that can be altered interactively in combination with a human body. Numerous studies, models, and spatial experiments as well as a series of concrete performances were produced in collaboration between dancers, architects, artists, and engineers. Supersuit was tested locally at very di- verse locations in Vienna, Austria, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Wuhan, China, and situated in the respective social fabric.
This small volume provides a documenta- tion of our experiments of the past three years and brief reflections on performa- tive architectures in public space. It poses questions regarding the boundaries be- tween the public and the private, between
the individual and the collective from a very unusual perspective—that of a spontane- ous producer of space, of an on-site design- er. With it, the intention is to provide food
for thought regarding how to deal with real public space in an era of turbo-capitalism and general retreat into digital social networks.