Pipapo is a sculptural bench, made of Caesarstone surface from the Supernatural series, with a natural stone pattern delicately milled to create a three dimensional, lattice-like formation. The work is based on Mayer H.’s long standing investigation, both in architecture and art, of data protection patterns found, for example, on the inside of envelopes sent by government agencies and banks. Their extremely dense optical pattern aims to protect the personal content of letters from indiscretion and to make sensitive data invisible by presenting a sphere of exclusive knowledge.
Pipapo reflects Juergan Mayer H.’s fascination with camouflaged digital design and the interrelations of communicative space. The bench represents an endless pattern field and plays with dimension and form, the exposed and hidden and the material and the immaterial.
Juergen Mayer H. says in regard to the sculpture and his work: “We like to speculate on the potential of new materials for our built environment, to stress the limits of production possibilities and to keep the way we use them free to explore.”