Marcelyn Gow Tropes

mMarcelyn Gow, after clarifying that her practice, Servo, has an office in Stockholm, consisting of Ulrika Karlsson, and another in Los Angeles, which she runs with William Mohline, discusses “precise inexactitude” and geometry versus the formless in her work. She proposes to review some projects in terms of six tropes:

  • Abjection overruled
  • Abjection sustained
  • White paper
  • Blackening
  • Rustication
  • Graining

The projects range from installations (Lattice Archipelogics, Sporg, Aqueotrope), green roofs (for a science center outside Stockholm), exhibition designs (at the Bonniers Konsthall), lecture halls (at the Royal Institute of Technology/KTH), and mixed-used facilities (the Blockterr?ng).

 

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In introducing Marcelyn Gow, Hernan Diaz Alonso notes how her often brutal and aggressive work is the opposite of her...
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Marcelyn Gow begins by clarifying that her practice, Servo, has an office in Stockholm, consisting of Ulrika Karlsson, and...
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Marcelyn Gow describes two Servo projects under trope #1, "Abjection overruled": Lattice Archipelogics (2002) and...
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Under trope #4, "Blackening," Marcelyn Gow describes a proposal for a multipurpose building for the Royal Institute of Technology...

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