suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
erin TEMPLETON: The orthogonal system serves programmatic needs, while the second figural geometry serves as a performative skin. The project is about a confrontation of these two conflicting geometries. One being the orthogonal system that extends outward while the opposing figural geometry creates a new edge condition bringing the outside inward. The outer ductile system wraps and binds the inner hard system, causing the figural skin to become a knowledge-gathering device. The primacy of the skeleton had given way to the new primacy of the skin; the change that happens gives more complexity to the binding skin, thus becoming invasive and equipped with its own identity and behaviors.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
eT: Gabriel Esquivel, Tom Wiscombe, B+U.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
eT: Siodmak’s The Dark Mirror, Starfucker, Toro Y Moi.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
eT: Elena Manferdini , Kokkugia, [Ay]A S T U D I O.