Hernan Diaz Alonso discusses with Andrew Atwood his installation in the SCI-Arc Gallery “… And Pedestals.” Topics range from minimalism, organizing principles, intentional and unintentional detail. Atwood characterizes the project as an attempt to understand critically what an architectural installation might be today.
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Andrew Atwood responds to comments from the audience about the broader intention of the installation, refining versus producing, nostalgia for criticality, and the role of the supplementary documentation and representations.
Thomas Demand and Sylvia Lavin discuss his 2008 project Black Label, based on a bar in Kitakyushu, Japan, Nagelhaus–a collaboration with the architecture firm Caruso St. John attempted to intervene in the degraded Escher-Wyss-Platz underneath an overpass in Zurich, his 2012 project The Dallies, in which Demand rented all the rooms on a floor of Harry Seidler’s Commercial Traveler’s Association building in Sydney, restored/renovated them, and installed a photograph in each room to reflect on the view. They concluded with the 2011 project Model Studies, in which Demand photographed models by John Lautner he discovered in a Getty Research Institute warehouse. Demand and Lavin respond to questions and comments from the audience about the status of Demand’s photographs as autonomous objects, the relevance of his subject matter.
Jimenez Lai presents an excerpt from his graphic novel Noah’s Ark in Space as an introduction to his 2008 Phalanstery Module installation at Materials & Applications. This leads to a discussion of the 2011 White Elephant installation.
Ming Fung discusses Ramiro Diaz-Granados’s SCI-Arc Gallery installation Go Figure with the designer and Marcelyn Gow and Andrew Zago. Gow and Diaz-Granados discuss Go Figure in terms of the contradiction between the cartoon figure and the visceral figure. Diaz-Granados and Zago discuss its use of geometric projection, and disruption of the primary figure.
Andrew Zago wonders if Go Figure‘s strategy is architectural or some other kind of project. Diaz-Granados responds by stressing his use of a geometric projective strategy, and his struggle to disrupt the legibility of the primary figure.
Marcelyn Gow begins with a comment on Go Figure‘s deployment of both a cartoon figure and a visceral figure. Diaz-Granados responds by affirming his interest in dealing with the figure in a delineated way, toggling back and forth
Peter Noever discusses the problems conventional museums have regarding space and site. After observing a moment of silence for the late Raimund Abraham, Noever discusses artists such as James Turrell, Anselm Keifer, Donald Judd, Paul McCarthy, Chris Burden, and Vito Acconci.