Johan Bettum, Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main
SPACES OF MANY DIMENSIONS
The history of architecture appears largely as the history of form: Decorated and non-decorated form, the form of decoration itself, tectonic form - to mention some of its variants. There are historical forms and now, of recently, “strange” forms. However, any version of architectural form is only one part of the story; its assumed converse, space, being another. While contemplating or entering architectural form, we occupy space. Yet, its nature remains as evasive as it was when the latter-day concept of space first emerged in architectural theory at the end of the 19th century.
This lecture sets out the problem of space based on a contemporary idea of saturation - a phenomenon both material and immaterial. It pursues a hidden structure underlying our experience of spatial constructs via works of art and architecture and identifies an emerging subject compelled to move and be moved as if caught in dense, choreographic meshwork.
A lecture series presented by the Faculty of Design, Peter Behrens School of Arts.
Supported by Jour Fixe and funded by QVM / Qualitätsverbesserungsmittel.
Other invited guests are:
Studio Tomás Saraceno, Berlin
Sir Peter Cook, Crab Studio, London / Archigram
DREAMS AND REALITY
Further dates to be announced soon
Eric Ellingsen, Illinois Institute of Technology/Institut für Raumexperimente/
Species of Space