In doing some research for an environmental design project recently, I found Daniel Arsham’s work by way of Kristy’s post here on the greatness. Daniel recently started “a collaborative practice operating in territories between the disciplines of art and architecture… Snarkitecture aims to make architecture perform the unexpected.” It’s awesome to see installation artists crossing not just the line between function & form, but also the line between art & commerce.
In their words because I can’t say it as perfectly:
A collaboration with choreographer Jonah Bokaer, Why Patterns is a performance in which the visual design emerges from a single ping-pong ball that is introduced into a frame on stage, initiating a series of choreographed games. Unpredictable results trigger events that flood the stage with thousands of balls, which are manipulated by the movements of the dancers as the square frame is collapsed.
Snarkitecture is a collaborative practice operating in territories between the disciplines of art and architecture. Working within existing spaces or in collaboration with other artists and designers, the practice focuses on the investigation of structure, material and program and how these elements can be manipulated to serve new and imaginative purposes. Searching for sites within architecture with the possibility for confusion or misuse, Snarkitecture aims to make architecture perform the unexpected.
Architecture and art, stewed up together. SO BEAUTIFUL. Happy Monday friends. It’s fall.
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