critic: elena MANFERDINI
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
kim LAGERCRANTZ: In the beginning was light, then came dark. Light, dark. Natural, artificial. Static, moving. Symmetric, asymmetric. Perishable and eternal. It is by the duality of things that we experience life.
Two realities materialized into two different objects. When combined with each other, they bring about another expression. But instead of generating opposite reactions, where two realities contrast each other, the intention is to motivate new possible forms and identities for architecture by the positive distortion, which emerges from the interaction between the two objects. That is, in favor of the less perfect, less self-repeating or stereotypical.
Through evolution and adaptation, the objects share space and interact with each other and the context. By identifying similarities in the differences, as a method to bring through the paradoxes of reality, new effects become possible. Eventually appearance gets blurred as boundaries dissolve and they develop in unity becoming a whole of itself with the shape/s of a blurred creature, mysterious, mythical and yet unseen.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
kL: The format of the Triptych. Plumages and Contradictions. Bodies and Costumes from ancient cultures. Alexander McQueens couture, Caspar Friedrich and William Turners paintings.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
kL: El Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges, A Room With a View by Forster , Last Year at Marienbad by Alain Resnais and Mr Little Jeans.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
Additional credits and links:
Juan Lau, Caroline Dieden, Francisco Barron, Linda Mejia, Sarah Blahut, Andrew Kragness, Peter Welch, Ida Hammarlund, Marcus Westberg.