ALEXANDRIA \\ Anonymous Studios

ALEXANDRIA // Anonymous Studio

ALEXANDRIA // Anonymous Studio

Recent GaTech CoA Grad, Arseni Zaitsev, and Jonathan Henry, Sci-ARC Grad, are exhibiting their new installation ALEXANDRIA this weekend at YAF’s Summer Salon at Southern Polytechnic State University.

ALEXANDRIA is a project, designed and fabricated, by Anonymous Studio. Southern Polytechnic State University commissioned “ALEXANDRIA”, an architecture/art/sculptural installation from Anonymous Studio to be placed in the Architecture Gallery on campus from August 23, 2010 through December 15, 2010. Young Architects Forum opens its biannual exhibition of young professional work “SUMMER SALON 2010” with the opening reception for “ALEXANDRIA” by Anonymous Studio.

Anonymous Studio seeks to employ digital fabrication techniques and responsive conditions to create a physically and discursively interactive installation called ALEXANDRIA. They utilizes a simple conical figure emphasizing its place in the room and transitioning from a canopy system into an object in the space.

Hovering inches from the floor, ALEXANDRIA suspends itself in the space and refuse to acknowledge its relationship with the ground. The symbolic disillusionment with the political datum of the ground relinquishes the installation from prescriptive idealizations. ALEXANDRIA’s canopy will not be tainted by agendas but will be appropriated but those who are most likely to contribute to it.

ALEXANRIA is a recursive element meant to become a repository of current work occurring at SPSU. Each panel of the surface is intentionally documented and easily producible in order to allow the students to participate in the layering of their projects onto the frame of ALEXANDRIA. It will be a place of storing and retrieving the ongoing studio work that occurs concurrent with its lifespan. Upon entering into the space, the surface is fully opaque. This lends itself to the presentation of student work. As you transition to the far side of the piece, the work of the student fades and the work of the artist appears. The increased opacity, thinner panel coverage, allows the viewer to see the paneled surface behind the students work and creates two surfaces, the surface of the exterior screen element and the reverse surface of the opaque presentation area. This internal/external dilemma is produced with its internality prohibited from occupation, creating an imagined space of occupation surrounded by the amassed knowledge of the higher education system.

Sourced from Anonymous Studio

ALEXANDRIA // Anonymous Studio

ALEXANDRIA // Anonymous Studio

ALEXANDRIA // Anonymous Studio

ALEXANDRIA // Anonymous Studio

ALEXANDRIA // Anonymous Studio

ALEXANDRIA // Anonymous Studio

ALEXANDRIA // Anonymous Studio

ALEXANDRIA // Anonymous Studio

Advertisements

~ by jonathanhenry on August 31, 2010.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: