Discontinue Operation!

- THX 1138 (George Lucas, 1971)

 


Dystopian installation built for the exhibition 'FUTURE RUINS' in the disused silo-space that houses the Bergen School of Architecture (BAS). 


Recovered materials (construction materials from demolished house, plastic, fluorescent light tubes, light fittings, staircase constructed for the occasion, armchair, table, lamp), glassbowl with submerged "shipwreck", goldfish (THX 1981), found television with looped videomontage 'Ascend Descend' of two superimposed recordings of an old industrial elevator moving up and down simultaneously). 

 

FUTURE RUINS, curated by Alison Hugill and Dan Dorocic, was born out of a fascination with the possibilities for exhibition inherent in the silo space at BAS. The theme of ‘Obsolescence and Inoperativity’ invited participants to critically imagine new lives for abandoned spaces and post-industrial architecture, offering alternatives for their original use. Many of the resulting inclusions took a more poetic form, culminating in pieces that provoke the memory of spaces both seen and unseen and the manifold complexities of communicating memory. FUTURE RUINS has multiple connotations: the future possibilities for reimagining ruined spaces, architecture designed with its ruin value already in mind, and the ruinous capacity of time upon memory and recollection.

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BERGEN SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE (BAS), BERGEN.

Discontinue  2013

See also:

 

Exhibition pamphlet.

 

Bergen School of Architecture, website.

 

The BAS Silo, website

 

 

 

Related blogposts:

Discontinue Operation, on www.refusetobeacoward.com, Published 2013.05.26.


 


Related artworks:

Everything Began And Ended (2013),
 
Site-specific Installation produced for the group show pOTSYd, located in "the bowels of Bergen".

 

Whiteout III (2013), Site-specific installation for exhibition "Det Ruinrelaterte" at Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger.

Whiteout II (2012), site-specific installation produced for my BA-graduate exhibition, located inside a freight container at the Bergen Town Square.

Whiteout I (2011), Site-specific installation for the exhibition 'Limen' at Premiss, Bergen.

 

Ascending / Descending (2013)

Screenshot from video montage 'Ascending Descending' (2013) shown on television screen.