Videos | Yearly Archives: 1990 (14)

Robert Irwin
Introduced by Coy Howard, Robert Irwin argues that the aesthetics and the issues of art have been radically inverted in the last...
G?tz St?ckmann
Introduced by a SCI-Arc student, G?tz St?ckmann presents a selection of the work of his firm, Formalhaut. Speaking on behalf of...
Dave Hickey
Coy Howard introduces Dave Hickey. Hickey discusses John Ruskin, arguing that Ruskin's writings have a lot to offer the...
Alan Sondheim Internet Cultures
Alan Sondheim presents an introduction to his research on Internet culture. Sondheim discusses the email list as a new form of...
Peter Waldman
Peter Waldman presents several recently built projects reflecting his interest in an American architecture for "mapmakers,...
Jennifer Bloomer Urban Still Lifes
Jennifer Bloomer explores architecture and beauty. She references Immanuel Kant, Edmund Burke, and John Ruskin in arguing for a...
Laurie Hawkinson
Roger Sherman introduces Laurie Hawkinson as the speaker. Hawkinson, a principal at Smith-Miller and Hawkinson Architects,...
Steven Holl Pretheoretical Ground
Steven Holl use his own work and work by others to discusses how lighting, space, typology, program, and materials can create...

Robert Irwin

December 5, 1990 | Video Lecturer:

Introduced by Coy Howard, Robert Irwin argues that the aesthetics and the issues of art have been radically inverted in the last hundred years. He examines how this has brought about a shift in the meaning of the term “art” and the issues and concerns of being an artist. The shift from the pictorial compositions of Jacques-Louis David to work such as that of Kazimir Malevich, is illustrated in the development of Piet Mondrian’s work. In what could be described as phenomenological art, Mondrian’s work develops four principals including change, energy, positive space, and non-hierarchical order. This supports the phenomenological and qualitative way of seeing the world described by Edmund Husserl which is an alternative to Plato and Aristotle’s quantitative world of transcendental truth.

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After describing his struggle to get the right tone, Coy Howard recites a portion of an introduction he wrote for Robert Irwin. ...
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Robert Irwin demonstrates his phenomenological way of viewing the world through the example of a mark on a chalkboard. The mark...

G?tz St?ckmann

November 28, 1990 | Video Lecturer:

Introduced by a SCI-Arc student, G?tz St?ckmann presents a selection of the work of his firm, Formalhaut. Speaking on behalf of his colleagues Gabriela Seifert and Ottmar H?rl, he presents their work in three categories: architecture, sculpture, and conceptual work that attempts to merge architecture
and sculpture. Their Cow Project, an installation from 1980 is an attempt to merge an artifact with nature. Their architecture projects attempt to incorporate sculpture into architecture. They have participated in three competitions including a gallery project for Kassel, Germany, a museum in Frankfurt, and another museum for modern art. Their positions as an artist and two architects seldom mix as they prefer to collaborate as specialists rather than fuse their respective disciplines.

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Speaking on behalf of his colleagues Gabriela Seifert and Ottmar H?rl, G?tz St?ckmann presets a selection of work by their firm,...
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G?tz St?ckmann presents a selection of work from his firm Formalhaut that attempt to mediate between art and architecture as...

Dave Hickey

November 14, 1990 | Video Lecturer:

Coy Howard introduces Dave Hickey. Hickey discusses John Ruskin, arguing that Ruskin’s writings have a lot to offer the discipline of architecture today. Hickey gives an account of Ruskin’s relationship with contemporary religious thinking.

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Coy Howard introduces Dave Hickey. Hickey discusses John Ruskin, arguing that Ruskin's writings have a lot to offer the...
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Alan Sondheim Internet Cultures

November 12, 1990 | Video Lecturer:

Alan Sondheim presents an introduction to his research on Internet culture. Sondheim discusses the email list as a new form of global community. He stresses the role of subjectivity on the Internet, the use of feigned identities, and the socio-dynamics of living online. Sondheim discusses the body and its representations on the Internet, and explores the notions of online public and private space. Sondheim introduces the topic of “imaginary architecture.” He discusses the new conceptions of space online. He documents the use of control mechanisms and ordering systems in this new framework. Sondheim argues for the consideration of the new roles for gender online.

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Jennifer Bloomer Urban Still Lifes

October 12, 1990 | Video Lecturer:
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Jennifer Bloomer explores architecture and beauty. She references Immanuel Kant, Edmund Burke, and John Ruskin in arguing for a reexamination of the role of beauty in art, architecture and in the natural world. She arrives at a model based on bodily terms such as dermis and fat that architects might use to create a new architecture that references the human body.

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Ann Bergren introduces Jennifer Bloomer, comparing her with James Joyce, and reviewing her background in art history and...
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Jennifer Bloomer introduces her current work on the subject of beauty. She argues that the topic of beauty is misunderstood by...
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Bloomer delves further into the topic of beauty, speculating on the origin of the term, referencing the Garden of Eden and the...
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Laurie Hawkinson

October 10, 1990 | Video Lecturer:
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Roger Sherman introduces Laurie Hawkinson as the speaker. Hawkinson, a principal at Smith-Miller and Hawkinson Architects, presents several projects of different scales and stages of completion. Hawkinson reflects on the conceptual interests of her office’s work and how these have been approached in their practice.

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Laurie Hawkinson introduces the work of her practice Smith-Miller and Hawkinson and the conceptual approach of the office....
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Steven Holl Pretheoretical Ground

September 19, 1990 | Video Lecturer:

Steven Holl use his own work and work by others to discusses how lighting, space, typology, program, and materials can create “phenomenological effects” in architecture. He describes his approach to urbanism as using context to reinforce the concept of his design, especially when dealing with a site neighboring natural landscape. He ends by fielding questions about his work, the passion towards his work, and the way the economy shifts his office into different directions.

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Steven Holl answers a series of questions. He contrasts the linguistic approach to architecture with--his preference--the...