Invited Distinguished Professors:
Coordination: Gabriel Esquivel
Team: Ryan Wilson, Zach Hoffmann, Erica Duran, Eli Wood, Matt Kohman.
This project comprised of an analysis of the decay and senescence of flowers and crabs and its ability to produce form and sensation through rhythmic pulsation. The site plan shows the form of a decaying sensation, responding to the orientation and articulation of each object in the field. Apertures, involutions, and delaminating louvers compose a series of pavilions embedded in landscape.
The project was framed as a “still life” where with the field being the wrinkled table cloth, the three figures/objects are a combination of different senescing stages. This isolation of the figures was to break with representation and tie fact and matter. This isolation of the figure to its spatial context helped overcome representation; the narrative was simply a way to penetrate into the design of the project.
An undulating rhythm of formal and sensational transitions happens through the senescence of geometry inspired by natural cyclic patterns of nature. The delaminating pavillion exhibits a formal decay embedding architecture in landscape. At the intersection of the pavilion and ground, boundary does not exist due to the inconspicuous transition between object and ground, ground and object.
The importance of this material argument was inspired by Deleuze’s discourse regarding the logic of the sensations, from which the expression “matters of sensation” has been taken. This idea became stronger after the exhibition of the same name, which took place at the Artist Space of New York in 2008. In other words, an affluent materialism of sensations instead of an abstract materialism of pure matter.