X|A + UK @ LOT
03.05.10 – 03.21.10
splash is a collection of multiple, physical and virtual, prototypes materialized from an intensive formal series and structure of techniques. all displayed pieces in the gallery will reside in an existing completed location, a house; the thinking tank for all the pieces to emerge from according to its specific use and function.
the prototypes explore a multiple paradigmatic collection of methodologies for its formal entities to emerge; primarily the possibility of growth using a ‘fragment’ without specificity and allowing it to reconfigure itself according to its function. the ‘fragment’ develops, evolves, incisions, spreads, bulges as a strategy to gain space and to acquire a proportioned tectonic assembly; consequently engendering new species from this proliferation, always with the idea of an animalistic assembly to create repetition with extreme differentiation, new part to whole relationships, adequate complexities and novel tectonics; making a conscious effort to negotiate its connections, each tectonic assembly (piece) operates on the stability of motion and specificity of a notation, dislocating itself from conventional module logic.
each system triggers a consequence, adding up to the accountability of the product in multiple scales, from kitchenware objects to sinks to immersive atmospheric spaces; all assemblies rely on formulated effects of surface articulations: heavy reflections, matte, colors, perforations, prickles, indentations; normalizing a field of predictability, always quantifying and calibrating the amount of pieces to generate a specific affect; expanding an orchestrated catalog of complex, multiple organisms along the gallery space and a play of refined geometrical aesthetics, which will constitute a prescribed analytical framework of elements.
the exhibition is being sponsored by the university of kentucky.