CRAFTSMANSHIP AND THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF CONSTRUCTION ON CREATIVITY
On Craftsmanship, towards a new Bauhaus, Christopher Frayling. 2011
The Craftsman, Richard Sennett.2008
Caruso St John: The Phenomenology of Construction, Eric Lapierre.2006
Adam Caruso on the medieval ruins of Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire.
Today the nuances of language that make up these architectures only exist as an intellectual discourse and do not operate at the emotional level that would have engaged the original inhabitants, or audiences, of these buildings. And yet we are still emotionally affected by these structures. Denied access to the specific culture of their iconography. We respond, at a more visceral level, to the more general culture of their construction. When this formal language ceases to be novel, a building becomes part of a more normative condition, the condition of not ‘being new’ and its qualities increasingly emerge from the more long-standing and stable world of construction.
Adam Caruso, Towards an Ontology of Construction, KnittingWeaving Pressing 2002
Waverley Abbey. Cistercian Monastery
The peculiarity of the ruin is defined in that it demythologises the impression of seamlessness and linearity. In the ruin, we are at once removed from dichotomised and levelled down space by entering a place at the threshold of experience. At the threshold, we return to the pre-spatial, if primordial, landscape, yet to submit to the suppression of space and site. Instead the place of ruin creates protrusions, which desolates the category of clean space.
The Aesthetics of Decay, An Uncanny Place. Dylan Trigg
KIEFER AND CHIPPERFIELD TALK SPACE AND CREATIVITY
Discussion between the artist Anselm Kiefer and architect David Chipperfield.
Beginning with Kiefer’s extraordinary studio complexes in Germany and France, the discussion roamed over questions of materiality, the nature and feel of spaces, scale, history and the ruin. Kiefer continues to discuss the ways he has shaped his three successive studios, and their landscapes both as a place and as a place in which to work.
DAVID HILLS OF DSDHA DISCUSSES THE NEW STUDIO SPACE OF EDMUND DE WAAL.
British firm DSDHA has created a second new studio and gallery for ceramic artist Edmund de Waal within the shell of a converted munitions warehouse in south London.
(Royal Academy of Arts)
Material Agency : Carl Knappett, Lambros Malafouris
Visualising Environmental Agency
"Agents are defined as persons or things, which have the ability and intention to "cause" something "in the vicinity" or "in the mileau" to happen ( Gell 1998)"
"These latter artefacts are described with the term "index", to remove the appellation "art" and to imply that they are indexes of agency."
Some Stimulating Solutions, Andrew Cochrane.
Andover Installation : October at the Chapel.
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
Drawing, tissue paper, tape, body outline with astronomical data on paper.
Markings over Layered Drawings #1
Template and Form 2010. The Yard,Winchester.
Pastoral Space: Material, Inquiry and Craft.#2
Drawing intervention and speculative sculptural environment.
Body Outline with Stones and Threads : Mapping.
PB145023a : Mapping. Human Filament
Reverberations from excavated land #5
Speculative vocational processes #8
Hidden Curriculum #1
a thousand plateaus
Body Without Organs