Videos | Yearly Archives: 1993 (16)

Andrew Goldsworthy
Goldsworthy discusses his work and ideas as they have evolved since he was a teenager working as a farm laborer, up to the...
Achva Benzinberg Stein Education Work And Mutual...
Achva Benzinberg Stein discusses "processed landscapes." which need human intervention to protect the natural functioning of the...
Dunes Hotel And Casino Demolition
There is no audio. Not a lecture, but a documentary video made by Greg Slowick, Julie Brode and other SCI-Arc students. The video...
Nigel Coates
Introduced by Michael Rotondi, Nigel Coates presents a selection of his work beginning with a description of London. His Caf?...
Craig Hodgetts And Ming Fung
Fung and Hodgetts discuss concepts behind the designs of a few of their collaborative projects, as well as challenges found...
Stephen Bingham
Stephen Bingham, one of the founders of the computer graphics firm Alias, shows a movie he made to caution against the dangers of...
Tom Matano
Aaron Betsky introduces Tom Matano, a car designer at Mazda. Matano presents his work from early student projects at Art Center...
Peter Cook
Michael Rotondi introduces Peter Cook as the speaker. Peter Cook discusses his background, own work and collaborations with...

Andrew Goldsworthy

November 22, 1993 | Video Lecturer:
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Goldsworthy discusses his work and ideas as they have evolved since he
was a teenager working as a farm laborer, up to the present. He insists that he is not an observer, but a participant. He tries to understand nature by touching, feeling and making. He discusses a series of works, begun in 1977, that feature black holes. He stresses the contrast between the inside and the outside of the holes. He shows his series of works with snowballs, commenting on the importance of time and photography in his pieces. Goldsworthy describes a series of walls. He stresses that he draws walls in nature that have sympathy with the place that they travel through. The walls don’t cut the trees, they go around them. Goldsworthy explains that the importance of this work relies on the fact that even if the tree disappears there is a trace of its existence. Goldsworthy also shows a series of cones made out of the same stones as the walls. He discusses a series of shadow works, where he lays down in the rain and leaves the trace of his body on nature. He responds to questions from the audience.

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After being introduced by Merry Norris, Andrew Goldsworthy notes his early experience as a farm laborer, and shows some of his...
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Goldsworthy discusses a series of works, begun in 1977, that feature black holes. He stresses the contrast between the inside and...
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Goldsworthy describes a series of walls. He stresses that he draws walls in nature that have sympathy with the place that they...
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Goldsworthy discusses a series of shadow works, where he lays down in the rain and leaves the trace of his body on nature.

Achva Benzinberg Stein Education Work And Mutual Obligations

November 10, 1993 | Video Lecturer:
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Achva Benzinberg Stein discusses “processed landscapes.” which need human intervention to protect the natural functioning of the environment and to become self-sustaining. Stein stresses attentiveness to the specific character of a place, rather than trying to make every place the same. She argues that a processed landscape is not a bad thing, but that we must be careful not to homogenize. Stein presents a large scale project in India where she was hired to add decorative landscaping to a new industrial area, but pushed for a land management plan that created substantive benefits by mediating between the government and the factories. Stein discusses connecting landscapes now to landscapes of the past. She presents a project in San Francisco in which an ice enclosure shed alfalfa seeds as it melted.

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John Kaliski introduces Achva Benzinberg Stein, noting her academic and professional achievements in architecture urban and...
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Dunes Hotel And Casino Demolition

There is no audio. Not a lecture, but a documentary video made by Greg Slowick, Julie Brode and other SCI-Arc students. The video begins with 18 minutes of daytime scenes captured from the car of Route 15, the Las Vegas Strip, and Fremont Street. That evening, the demolition is preceded by an 11-minute fireworks display. The 1964 Dunes sign, and the 1961 North Tower quickly collapse into clouds of smoke after a series of explosions. For four minutes the crowd of gawkers is surveyed. Next, a motionless camera captures 30 minutes of changing colors in the sky above Las Vegas. The video concludes with 12 minutes of examination of the rubble the next morning.

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The video begins with 18 minutes of daytime scenes captured from the car of Route 15, the Las Vegas Strip, and Fremont Street.
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That evening, the demolition is preceded by an 11-minute fireworks display.
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The 1964 Dunes sign, and the 1961 North Tower quickly collapse into clouds of smoke after a series of explosions.
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Nigel Coates

October 20, 1993 | Video Lecturer:

Introduced by Michael Rotondi, Nigel Coates presents a selection of his work beginning with a description of London. His Caf? Bongo project reveals his methodology of crashing opposed ideas into each other. In discussing an exhibit for the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London he emphasizes the importance of the Situationist d?rive and psychogeography in his work. Using projects such as Ecstacity, Noah’s Ark, and restaurants for Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport as examples, he explains the significane of use, place, and sign in his process. Coates also discusses his furniture, retail stores for Jigsaw, a hotel in Hokkaido, Japan, the club Taksim in Istanbul, a revitalization scheme for Croydon in London, a gallery for the Geffrye Museum, The Wall in Tokyo, and the Penrose Institute of Contemporary Art.

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Craig Hodgetts And Ming Fung

October 13, 1993 | Video Lecturer: ,
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Fung and Hodgetts discuss concepts behind the designs of a few of their collaborative projects, as well as challenges found within the collaborative process. Hodgetts discusses correlations between architecture and automotive design, utilizing human scale and ergonomic considerations within their design process. The concepts of compacted space and utilization of void spaces and the manipulation of conventional scale of elements in order to provide alternate readings. Clear examples were given of each concept within their visual presentation.

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Introduction by Robert Mangurian, in which he speaks of both the credentials of Hodgetts and Fung, as well as personal...
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Stephen Bingham

October 6, 1993 | Video Lecturer:

Stephen Bingham, one of the founders of the computer graphics firm Alias, shows a movie he made to caution against the dangers of cyberspace and virtual reality. He equates cyberspace with drugs, and predicts that if virtual reality technology continues developing along current paths it will lead to a dystopian world. Through a fictional narrative, Bingham comments on the mesmerizing influence media has in our lives, and stresses the inadequate awareness of the gender and sexuality aspects of technology.

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Tom Matano

September 22, 1993 | Video Lecturer:
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Aaron Betsky introduces Tom Matano, a car designer at Mazda. Matano presents his work from early student projects at Art Center to later projects developed for Mazda. Matano discusses his passion for cars and his role in the development of the sports model Miata for Mazda. He goes on to describe the cultural differences of designing cars for America and Japan and gives a demonstration on the scientific ways of designing a car, by looking at weight distribution and composition examples.

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Tom Matano presents several car designs produced as a student at Art Center School of Design in Pasadena. and with his team at...
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Tom Matano describes the process of working with the Mazda Japanese design office and the cultural differences that come along...
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Tom Matano discusses the "scientific" way of designing a car, by looking at visual weight distribution, proportion and balance...
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Tom Matano answers questions regarding his own car ownership, electric cars, private motor transportation, recycling and...

Peter Cook

April 12, 1993 | Video Lecturer:

Michael Rotondi introduces Peter Cook as the speaker. Peter Cook discusses his background, own work and collaborations with Christine Hawley and others. The projects presented include built works and unbuilt proposals sited mainly in Japan, Germany and the UK.

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Cook discusses the baggage he carries from his involvement in Archigram and his origins on the English coast. Cook describes his...
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Peter Cook discusses a series of projects and collaborations with Christine Hawley. The projects presented include proposals for...
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Peter Cook discusses his work, including a folly built in Osaka, a project for a glass museum and an apartment block in Germany...
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Peter Cook answers questions regarding clients, the practice of architecture with and without commissions, and his relationship...
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Michael Rotondi introduces Peter Cook as the speaker, stating the importance of Cook's works to contemporary architecture.