suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
MONAD Studio (Eric GOLDEMBERG & Veronica ZALCBERG): Stuck Together Pieces explores conditions of rhythmicity and recursiveness as frictional tensions vested in a thick, pulsating topology at multiple scales.
The project seeks to differentiate the upper and under hemispheres by inscribing micro-resonant progressions of fluctuating components within articulated cavities of the top membrane, mirroring the surface articulation for the bottom membrane and adapting the undercarriage to evolve lob-like legs with stiletto-supports that thrust the main body off-the ground—symmetry is therefore superseded as automatic axial deployment, in-sync within constraints of gravity and manifest sensations with regards to a critical, mirroring horizon line. The inferior space between the legs and high-heels is charged with intensified perplications and textural effects.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
MONAD Studio: ACOPLE: The coupling of erotic rhythms and latent social friction operated as catalysts for the design of this project; a willful push to engage viscerally with the subjacent sensuality of vital forms, with Deleuze’s “repetition et difference”. Feedback technique in music as developed by Jimi Hendrix greatly influenced this project – the circuitry of simultaneous rhythmical signals that participate in productive loops of friction.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
MONAD Studio: Reading: Linda Williams, Hard Core: Power, Pleasure and the Frenzy of the Visible; Chas Ray Krider, Motel Fetish; and Elias Canetti, Crowds and Power. Listening to: Atoms for Peace, Amok; Miles Davis, Bitches Brew; and Jimi Hendrix, Pali Gap.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
MONAD Studio: Bart Hess, H. R. Giger, Perry Hall, and Dafki Flagrant.
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Project Designers: John Gioello, Manuel Perez-Trujillo, Andrea Perelli, Patrick Soares.