Jeffrey Kipnis articulates a response to Eric Owen Moss’s installation in the SCI-Arc gallery, stressing the effect of shock and destabilization it generates. He discusses the work with Moss, and also with audience members, including Peter Noever, Michael Rotondi, and Thom Mayne.
Video Archive | Conceptual art (5)
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.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues Gabriela Seifert and Ottmar H?rl, G?tz St?ckmann presets a selection of work by their firm, Formalhaut. He discusses their work in three categories: archiecture, sculpture, and conceptual work that attempts to merge their respective fields. Believing their disciplines to be quite different, they keep their work separate with respect to the functional requirements of architecture and the autonomous aspirations of art. 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. St?ckmann discusses a project involving urban balconies as well as an unrealized attic conversion project.
G?tz St?ckmann presents three competition projects by his firm Formalhaut, as well as a selection of other work including sculptural projects by his colleague Ottmar H?rl. Their project for Kassel is a gallery space to host the city’s Documenta art festival. The second project was for a museum to house large objects. Another museum proposal was based on the movements of the users. St?ckmann compares a sports hall designed by his partner Gabriela Seifert to another sports hall designed by his other partner H?rl as an example of the differing approaches of an architect and an artist as explained by Donald Judd. H?rl’s sculptural work includes deconstructed machinery and scrap metal installations, a project called Yellow Syndrome using garden gnomes, corrugated glass fiber installations, and newer work involving dropped and thrown cameras.
G?tz St?ckmann presents a selection of work from his firm Formalhaut that attempt to mediate between art and architecture as collaborations. Double Knight Game began as a land art piece based in chess. The steel and corrugated glass fiber silos used for this project led to an architectural scheme called Houses for Singles. Their Full House project in Hamburg is a pavilion using 180 dust bins, while Rendezvous from 1985 refers to space terminology for a docking event. St?ckmann also discusses other projects including Grande Prix, a multimedia installation for the Frankfurt revenue offices, Welcome in Holland, and Caravan.