spaces - informal architecture
- 20. December 2003
Opening times: Mon - Sat 14:00 - 19:00, Sun 14:00 - 17:00
by appointment: Tel. 030 / 25 75 71 86
The final exhibition in the Transformer series, (following on from "Pirated
Architecture" and "Urban Fog of Belgrade") deals with the
invasive and pervasive affects of
technology on our immediate environment and beyond. How has it come to
be ingrained into
our daily lives and private sphere, and are we even aware of its presence?
Nic Clear in his video installation "Unheimlich" argues that
we cannot escape the hold of
technology on our domestic environment, whether we are aware of it or
not. Using a mix of
projected graphics and computer animation combined with video performance,
his work looks
at the consequences of digital technology on how we create, represent
and utilise domestic
Realities:United go one step further and present their prototype for a
future living situation:
automatically generated video clips that can potentially furnish a flat.
The design is planned for
the Bauhaus Kolleg Dessau and they will be presenting the project on the
together with John de Kron.
Claire Price takes a historical perspective of travelling through the
data ether with her Stargate
Project, conducting a live internet experiment between London and Berlin.
(Stargate was the name given to the "psychic defense project"
developed by the American
military during the cold war.) The experiment, to be undertaken during
the first week of the show, consists of a Transmitter (in London) sending
instructions via the email to a Receiver (in Berlin) about how to create
an object. It is an experiment using a specific means of popular communication
(email), stripping away conventional methods of design practice and its
particular language of known signs and symbols, and replacing it with
one that had entered into the everyday vernacular.
Artists/Architects AC Hottich engage directly with the specific language
and clichés of
architectural practice, albeit tounge-in-cheek, and host a "soirée"
presenting their new book A-
Z, This " book presentation without the book" will incorporate
film, debates, readings and
performance, together with celebrated vibraphonist and experimental musician
AC Hottich Mario Hohmann, Stefan Rettich, architects, Berlin/Leipzig
Projekt Tim Edler, John deKron, Berlin/London
Claire Price, architect (The Facility), London
Nic Clear, architect, London
3. December, 21:00 Talk/Präsentation
Realities:United present the Amico prototype for Bauhaus Dessau and discussions
John De Kron, Claire Price and Nic Clear.
12. December 21:00 Talk/Präsentation
V wie Vitruv - AC Hottich and Christopher Dell, a book presentation without
a book, with vibraphone and dia-show