November 14, 2010 § 1 Comment

Model and Panel;

 

 

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Abject Opperations; Theatre of Anatomy

October 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

Photographs

September 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

Looking at ways to explore depth of memory/Loss…

Bodily Occupation

August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

“There looms, within abjection, one of those violent, dark, revolts of being, directed against a threat that seems to emanate from an exorbitant outside or inside, ejected beyond the scope of the possible, the tolerable, the thinkable …. the corpse, seen without god and outside of science, is the utmost abjection. It is death infecting life.”
So too is the martyr’s bomb – death pressed close to the body, the border between person and mechanism begins to shift, they form a machine with a shared purpose and needs. The abject tempts the martyr with the rebirth of meaning; with an absurd affect that moves one from the complexities of life towards a pure singularity.
“abjection is a resurrection that has gone through death (of the ego). it is an alchemy that transforms death drive into a start of life, of new significance.”
the naval is where this architecture lies – the critical feeding tube for the first nine months of  life, it is commandeered to bring about a rebirth – a channel for the dialogue between the body and the abject – a feeding tube for the superego. The body is no longer sacred – a somewhat fetishized, painful, undesirable penetration brings about the fourth orifice. The interior of the body has been  punctured and the flirtations with the abject become materialised through this occupation.
Like the martyr with explosives wrapping the abdomen, the boundary of the alive body is disturbed; the abject taunts, tantalizes, twists and fluctuates. The superego responds; logic shifts, absurdities undergo an inversion, death becomes rational and a new reality is sewn, that if acknowledged will lead to obliteration.
The abject is that which “disturbs identity, system, order. what does not respect borders, positions, rules….a terror that dissembles, a hatred that smiles, a passion that uses the body for barter…”


Concrete Geometries

August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

A SUBMISSION TO THE CONCRETE GEOMETRIES AA COMPETITION;

Thousands of years ago, the majority of human life (with our hunter-gather lifestyle) knew only of the wilderness – and were thus bound to it.
However we have rapidly changed; today we are distanced from this powerful force by our own constructions. The human processes of science and ever more sophisticated technologies attempt to quantify the unknown – flattening it into a conceivable, two dimensional form. This might aid us in our scratching plight to understand the universe; however it fails to address our primal desire for the untamed wild, that which demonstrates our most fundamental connection to this world.

 

Phantoms and Loss

August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

THIS PROJECT EXPLORES THE GHOSTS WHICH INHABIT THE FORMS IN LAND OF THE EDGE; NOT SO MUCH  THE FORMS THEMSELVES, BUT THE RESIDUE OF TIME LEFT IMPRINTED ON THE EARTH BY THE ETCHING OF AIR AND WATER, CREATING SCULPTURE THAT RESONATES WITH THE INTENSITY OF TIME AS A FORCE OF ANTI-MASS.

The architectural response to this was one that attempted to come to grips with loss, absence and melancholy. A series of mapping opperations were  used to dig voids into the site in search of an archeological past that would never be realised. These incisions could then be occupied by constructions that would allow the archeological excavation to continue,  in an attempt to grasp what was absent – a ‘digging’ for what was no longer present. These structures could then be colonised by architectural program for whatever purpose, for whatever period – a somewhat undefined occupation.