critic: Alvin HUANG
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Yoon HER: The book once stored all the knowledge, or authorship. However, in the 21st century, we no longer need tangible material—that is, the paperback book—to hold authorship. People are sharing ideas without noticing that he/she is violating one’s asset on their screen. Libraries were once the storage of authorship since books were incarnations of author’s original work. However, books no longer secure one’s authorship, and we need to think about how to preserve the idea of one’s originality.
The title, the death of authorship indicates the situation we are confronting for the 21st century, and tries to offer one’s prospective mind throughout the site of Pershing Square, Los Angeles. The building will hold emergent activities including writing, reading, printing, binding, and copyrighting. The program cycle is mimicking the process of creating, producing, and consuming of authorship.
The site is analyzed, and dissected by infrastructure and movement path lines. The lines first carve the form, and them it cuts the masses that they created. the line network is then grouping the portions from different masses, creates inner zone for writer. The copyright offices, diamond pockets, are breaking the grid of reading, writing and circulation; suddenly create the tension between creators and consumers.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
YH: People from many different professions with different aspects.
Enric Mirarells’ drawings.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
YH: The Death of Author, Book Society blogs, YouTube tutorials..
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
YH: Possibly every architect who does his/her thing, seriously.
Additional credits and links:
Alvin Huang, Synthesis & Ann Page, artist; fellows from mOrph, EMBT.