Plan for the AA, London Wood, iron, alluminium, glass, lexan and other materials 180 x 480 x 230 cm 2006
This plan is made as part of a solo-exhibition in 2006 at the AA-school (Architectural Association) in London. Depending on the final budget the plan will be realized at Badford Square in may next year. A car, placed up-side-down, is annexated by a wooden structure. Partially made of brown en green planks, resembling camouflage colours, and two intimidating dark windows, the structure gets an subversive character. On one side, an explosion of red glass and wood, will both emphasize this character. On the other side this "explosion", as well as the beautifull stained-glass window on the back-side will give the structure a seductive beauty. The explosion of red glass or plexiglass will be in the style of my recent sculpture Outpost # 1. The car will be accesssible by the passengers-door. The lounge inside, will be characterised by the beautifull light of the coloured glass and the dark views from the two big tinted windows. As best as possible I will make the work in such a way, that it won't be very vulnerable to vandalism. The glass will be made of hardened glass, the stained glass will be protected by strong lexan and the wood will be glue together tightly and spraied/impregnated with a anti-fire fluid. The entrance-door can be properly locked. Link
Vito Acconci "Model for a Playground", 1983 Mixed media, 102 x 52 x 5.3 cm
Vito Acconci "Home Entertainment Center (green)", 1991 Home Entertainment Center - 12 sex dolls Series, Inflatable sex doll, spray paint, radio, speakers, strobe-lights 14 x 18 3/4 inch., 47.6 x 35.6 x 12.7 cm (18 3/4 x 14 x 5 in.)
Opere contains 940 etchings created by Giovanni Battista
Piranesi (1720-1778), a famous Italian architect and etcher, 269
etchings by his son, Francesco Piranesi (1758-1810), and 231 works by
other artists. This site has high resolution scans of every page.
New Jalisco Library, Gudalajara, Mexico (competition)
Over 200 Boeing 727 and 737 fuselages are stacked in a north-south slant in relation to sun exposure for energy efficiency. Two shifts in the direction of the main axis of the fuselages generate two large open spaces within the stack.
LinkLink and a flash one that may or may not work for you Link
Another one of those hotels where each room is created by a different artist - like Hotel Fox in Copenhagen, and Hotel Des Arts in San Francisco This one is in Berlin, within view of the Reichstag building, the Spree river, Friedrichstraße, Unter den Linden, and the Brandenburg Gate.
The picture is room 308, created by Stefan Bree (Hannover):
This light installation is a meditative, playful reflection on sense
perception. The best effect is achieved in the dark with the UV light
switched on. A monochrome picture entitled “before I vanish” reflects
an image of the viewer that remains “frozen” as a shadowy picture, and
only slowly disappears. The lettering installation “Luisiol” is
similar. It is a game about sense and senselessness, new languages and
meanings. After the lights go off the letters fade slowly; scrabble for
the soul, a nice way to fall asleep at the end of a long day.
When I first read about the DDD project (some guys are painting derelict buildings in Detroit "Tiggerific Orange" to protest urban decay) I was pissed off. I like nothing better than a decaying building, and I hate nothing more than a coat of fresh orange paint. After reading a bit more maybe the ends justify the means... but still, orange?
UPDATE - maybe I'm getting it wrong, but it seems that these artists are making a statement that they WANT these buildings demolished. I'm hoping it's because of some back to nature let-the-whole-world-be-a-garden thing, otherwise this is not good.