Jeffrey Kipnis begins the third of the Fecundity of a MossyClimate conversations by commenting on a statement by Tom Wiscombe on his work. Kipnis review’s Wiscombe’s work from projects for Coop Himmelb(l)au to the current Old Bank District Museum. Todd Gannon and John Enright join Kipnis and Wiscombe to discuss his work, in terms of terminiology, surface and mass, collaborative versus solitary design process, and expertise.
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Dora Epstein Jones introduces Benjamin Farnsworth, who with Stefano Passeri were the first Design of Theory Fellows at SCI-Arc (2013-4). She notes how Farnsworth, when applying for the fellowship, asked the apt question, “What can theory do for us?”
Jeffrey Kipnis introduces the second of the Fecundity of a Mossy Climate conversations with a survey of Florencia Pita’s work, including Tendril Formations in the SCI-Arc Gallery, Alice (2007), the Lapset Playground (2009), the Flowervases (2009), the Kaohsiung Ferry Port Terminal (2010), Cronopios at the Art Institute of Chicago (2010), and the UMMA Table & Exhibition (2013). Kipnis stresses Pita’s focus on architectural issues, arguing that what often seems to be flatness in her work is only apparent.
Jeffrey Kipnis and Marcelyn Gow discuss with Florencia Pita the issues raised by her work, including the significance of the plan, color, affect, and abstraction versus representation.
Jeffrey Kipnis introduces the second of the Fecundity of a Mossy Climate conversations with a survey of Florencia Pita’s work, stressing its focus on architectural issues, and how its flatness is only apparent. Then Kipnis and Florencia Pita discuss her work, joined by Marcelyn Gow, debating plasn, color, affect, and abstraction versus representation, and difficult versus easy geometries.
Jeffrey Kipnis and Andrew Zago respond to audience comments on post-Cartesian geometries, Detroit, and SCI-Arc’s evolution.
Jeffrey Kipnis begins the first of a series of conversations titled The Fecundity of a Mossy Climate with Andrew Zago. Kipnis presents an outline of Zago’s work, including the Cipher installation for the SCI-Arc Gallery, the Elevation studies, the Boing! chair, and the Rialto housing development project, proposing stages of being influenced and influencing others. Kipnis and Andrew Zago discuss pedagogy, drawing, technology, Boolean operations, and influences in general. Kipnis remarks that Zago’s characterizations of his own work demonstrate, “why your work has nothing to do with all the work that looks like it.”
Jeffrey Kipnis welcomes the audience to the first of a series of conversations titled The Fecundity of a Mossy Climate, in which he will explore how faculty have been influenced by SCI-Arc, and have themselves influenced the school. He describes Andrew Zago’s development in terms of a sequence of fortuitous engagements with a variety of institutions at crucial moments, both as a student and teacher.