• Cuspidal Recursion

    Cuspidal Recursion
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    SCI-Arc, ESTm
    critic: Tom WISCOMBE

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Jonathan H. SCHNURE: A revisit to the Box in a Box / Sectional object problem: Exhibition and Schaulager Gallery/Broad Museum Redux LA.

    Using artist works of Bart Hess as the operational jumping off point, material stretching, liners, aggregated objects, and ultimately figures in a sack were developed as an operative technique.

    A sub plot investigation of the tattoo/scarification as a tectonic expression of form, programmatic indices, aperture, and structure was additionally developed as a secondary means of advancing the problem. The recursive nature of the scar patterning in conjunction with cuspidal forms allowed for deviation and normalization of building form with deliberate and controlled intent of spatial use.

    sP: What or who influenced this project?
    JHS: Bart Hess, Ken Price, Louis Kahn, SCI-Arc thesis pit, Los Angeles Eastside, coffee.

    sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
    JHS: Reading J. Trinkaus Studies (everyone needs to read these); Jeff Kipnis; Stan Allen; Kahn; and Mies. Listeing to Paul’s Boutique (anything O.G.), Reuben Wilson, Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra. Watching The Wire.

    sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
    JHS: Aires Mateus, REX, NMDA, Gage Clemnceau, Oyler Wu, Volkan Alkanoglu.

    Additional credits and links:

    Eli Arkin, Fansisco Martinez, Danny Massaro, & Raf Ruiz.

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