Friday, July 07, 2006

Soft Ruin for a Neen Demo

This was my contribution to last nights' Neen Demo at Benaki museum in Athens. Angelo had asked me to make a kind of furniture/ instalation for the show, so people could hang out. Somehow I came up with the idea to make a soft building based on the iconic Le Corbusier domino frame that you find everywhere in Greece in a forever unfinished state as a kind of reverse ruin. I textture mapped a frame with not too much fake neen graffitti done in photoshop and then it collapses and becomes a kind of classical ruin, an 18th century romantic electronic bucolic soft concrete squat, always thinking back to Gufram, Group Memphis, Studio Alchimia, all the 60's italian avant-garde and somehow all this made perfect sense last night.

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