Remembering our project from last Spring. The golden days.
DENATURING:CAPRICCIOS - Luke Anderson, Drew Grandjean, Wes Hiatt, Tyler Kvochick, Paul Miller, Steve Sarver
Ohio State University (Lisa Tilder)
DeNaturing:Capriccios is an investigation into the political inclinations of figurality in canonical architectures and an exploration of new possible figures latent within these references. By establishing political “parties” through a taxonomy of positions on nature/ground, we create libraries from which to mine referential form. These references are reconstituted into fantastical towers that espouse and accelerate the radical politics of their parties. As an architectural investigation, the towers are disfigured through a method of sectional dissection to examine their mutated and unstable, yet familiar and suggestive figurations. These new character-figures are then used to aggressively populate the political topographies of the opposing parties.