Archive for June, 2009

LIQUID ARCHITECTURE…OK IT’S VIDEO

Posted in architecture, art with tags , , , on June 24, 2009 by architectcs

The Vasulkas Woody and Steina treat video like material.  Stuff to be manipulated.  Like in their very early animation “The Matter”  which you can see coming out of process,   a wavy strip of nubbly rubber.

This piece SWITCH, (1976), uses a moving vertical video stripe moving against another image field – a room – to superimpose two times and spaces that are very close.  That’s about it for the story but it’s Steina’s walk in slow motion doubled and serious look that doesn’t quite hold and Woody’s studied insouciance that works for me in this room – their lab which is LIQUID ARCHITECTURE where space and time cross each other and the moving images come to a halt through their opposition.  time is my toy.architecture

Adventures in synaesthesia. Le Corbusier and Edgar Varese

Posted in architecture, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 16, 2009 by architectcs

Dig this collaboration between the architect and the musician. Of course, Varese produced the sound for Le Corbusier’s Phillips Pavilion at the Brussels 1958 World Exposition. This was one of the first forays into synaesthetic design including architecture, projection and sound where the audience could move through the spaces during performance. Le Corbusier was working on Chandigargh during the pavilion’s construction, leaving oversight to his engineer Xenakis, who shortly after shifted his efforts to music.