KNOL is part of Studio Vacant NL. They present Inside the White Whale; large white container bags that can be used to create temporary spaces in any location imaginable. These new flexible spaces can serve a wide variety of purposes, and hereby provide an ideal strategy to colonize vacant buildings or other temporarily available places. When the big bag is used, it gives the space a double function; inside and outside. Although the space is merely divided by the thin white fabric, the meaning of the space becomes completely different. The white spaces become a new world; soft light and visual focus. New spatial use and functions can be created. The inside of the bag can become dirty while the space stays clean, or vice versa. Shown here, are three different pop-up spaces.
White Whale #1: the Barber Shop. The white big bag is turned into a new space, in which the fabric becomes the mantle of the hairdresser her client. When the cutting of the hair is finished, the hair dresser simply pulls or folds up the bag until the next client comes.
White Whale #2: the work shop. The room has a double function: a student room and a dirty workshop. When the big bag is let down, the white space can be entered. The bed and closet disappear underneath the white fabric.
White Whale #3: the book club. This bag is especially made to have table conversations. The focus is on each other and the topic. The body stays outside; it would only be distracting.