Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Riffing off the post from Josh and my response to it why not follow the thread of utilizing the corporate model of architecture? I reference architect Kent Suhrbier from the prototype for this show, the MOPA exhibition Immediate Thought. His sketched proposed reclaiming empty store fronts throughout a city and using them as areas to show work. Why not take it global? Wal-Mart opens huge buildings globally as it shuts down it's own older stores leaving huge gaps of urban waste. Ideally, if this show allows us to imagine a future utopia, something needs to happen to these empty buildings. I propose that after the fall of this corporate beast, the art world re-purposes it's architectural shell. Thus instead of creating one Monolithic-All encompassing structure, we reuse a global network of buildings. Art then can be as accessible as your local Wal-Mart. Perhaps naive or simplistic but something to discuss nonetheless.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
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Friday, June 19, 2009
The Movie: Blade Runner ( ridley Scott 1982 ) Has one of the greatest exemplars of pure Corporate power in the structure that is known as the Tyrell Corp Building. This Massive structure, over 800 stories high dominates a fictitious LA industrial landscape. I have recommend Blade Runner before but i again stress the investigation of the wonderful designs(Syd Mead and Scott) especially for anyone who hasn't seen this well thought out spectacle.
Oh and i recommend the unrevised edition. For some reason the unCG edition of the movie looks better? The models seem more substantial.
OK, OK......I don't have an image post yet, but, I will soon. I've completed 5 pieces so far and am working on my 6th so don't worry......(you know who you are), Images are on the way for all to see soon! I hope to have at least 2 - if not more - pieces posted by Sunday. Take care all!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The Guggenheim Museum in New York is amongst the earliest museum buildings that use the building design to establish/reinforce a reputation. These buildings match designer ego's with those of the institution. More often than not they apply a formal wrapper to the White Box gallery approach. Serving equally as icons as arks it is difficult to discern if this type of building enhances or impedes the work for which it is intended to contain. As every city snags their own capital A buildings from rock star architects like Gehry, Lebiskin, Koolhaas... do they lose their importance. How different is the Guggenheim Las Vegas than the Hard Rock Las Vegas. How different are these than Subway restaurants or Gap clothing stores.
Posted by Josh Keller at 3:47 PM
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I have invited about 20 non trained visionaries to participate in this project. Some of them may wish to work with trained artists to realize their vision of The International museum of Terran Arts. Are there any volunteers willing to work in collaboration with the above mentioned?
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I would like anyone who you believe would take this seriously and is dependable. I have more then enough artists but want visionaries who are not trained artists. This includes musicians, lawyers, cooks, plumbers, house wifes... laymen of any order but who are not trained but still have the gift.
Contact me if anyone comes to mind..
Contact me if anyone comes to mind..
Friday, June 5, 2009
Are epic films but more importantly they are filled with some of the finest designs of their epoch. The Great Syd Mead is the mastermind behind most of the works and his designs have inspired me since i first encountered the brilliant works. I highly recommend seeing the classic and relevant works as soon as possible especially if you haven't seen them.
Wayne Barlowe's classic INFERNO, is a wonderful fantasy epic depicting hell, and all it's minions. The book contains some wonderful forms and some nontraditional buildings..its something to look at if you can get your hands on it.
This fascinating books contains the first round of new world trade center designs. I remember how inspired i was by the works of Williams/Tsien and Carlos Brillembourg.If you get the chance, buy, rent or steal this book... it will inspire you, not just for this project but in general.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Marios's inspirational images continually return to monolithic building. Which has propmted me to dig through my stacks to find the catalog from a show at The Heinze Architectural Center @ The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. The show was all the way back in 1996. Many of the building proposals presented in the exhibition have now becoem realities.
While I don't think the building examples are all that relevant to The IMTA project, the essays at teh front of the catalog discuss the nature of monolithic structure and warrant some review in relationship to this discussion. I have posted the essay by Detlef Mertins titled Open Countours and Other Autonomies. (click on title)
It is intereting that he also returns to Michael Fried's writting about minimalism.