Semi-Solid

Are you solid?  Perhaps it is an illusion.  Maybe it is the cracks in the perfect façade that form the source of the art that is you.

“Hark ye yet again- the little lower layer. All visible objects, man, are but as pasteboard masks. But in each event- in the living act, the undoubted deed- there, some unknown but still reasoning thing puts forth the mouldings of its features from behind the unreasoning mask. If man will strike, strike though the mask! How can the prisoner reach outside except by thrusting through the wall?”¹

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From the artists²:

The conception of this project consistently derives from its underlying architecture – the theoretic conception and visual pattern of the Hamburg Kunsthalle. The Basic idea of narration was to dissolve and break through the strict architecture of O. M. Ungers “Galerie der Gegenwart”. Resultant permeabilty of the solid facade uncovers different interpretations of conception, geometry and aesthetics expressed through graphics and movement. A situation of reflexivity evolves – describing the constitution and spacious perception of this location by means of the building itself.

Embrace the solidity – its reliability, discipline, determination.  But you know the cracks are there.  They are a part of you too.  Let them dance.

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¹  Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chapter 36

²  Urban Screen

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Published in: on July 25, 2009 at 07:37  Comments Off on Semi-Solid  
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