suckerPUNCH: describe your project:
chi SONG: SoR is a surrealist projection onto Detroit, the most enlightened of all modern cities. The failure of Detroit was the failure of programmatic singularity, which depleted the city’s energy, turning it into futuristic ruins, or an artificial farmland. This proposal is motivated by the process of ‘redemption’, structured through the metaphorical development of a ‘catholic savior’. The recovery process is a surgical action and a process of the city’s cellular organ rebirth. An artificial injection programmatically penetrates the remaining farmland, gaining energy while providing the basic nutrients for the growth of new infrastructure and revitalized accommodations.
Framed through varied articulations of the exotic bizarre, the narrative is fictional and oniric, revealing the spiritual reality and hope behind the pessimistic skeletons of the city. An alternative visionary-urbanism is being rediscovered.
sP: what or who influenced this project?:
cS: DesignDrift, Perry Kulper, Neil Spiller, Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali, Coy Howard, CHORA, Joerg Majer
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
cS: Deleuze: The Logic of Sense; Delanda: Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy; Alain de Botton: The Architecture of Happiness Kwinter: Far From Equilibrium; Gaston Bachelard: The Poetics of Space; Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings. Bergson: Material and Memory
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
cS: Atelier FCJZ, UN studio, Herzog&de Meuron, David Clovers, Raoul Bunschoten, Lebbeus Woods, DS+R, Eric Owen Moss