A daylong walk collecting ephemera (perspiration, a camera from an unknown tourist, flora etc.) on a contour line; for recreation in the Pastoral Complex.
A ballast tank, reponsible for the passive translocation of invasive species, here
behaving like a gabled-roof lavoir: a gossip space for the laundry. In 'Grandfather's
Axe', Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, 2020.
Some 10,400 books in a library are mapped as latitude and longitude coordinates. The
library's center lies 480km southeast of Greenland. The work culminates in a film describing fictional
place names deemed as real locations by an algorithm. Supported by Bibliothek Andreas Züst, Oberegg, CH.
An exhibition containing excerpts from a location situated remotely from a city where
norms are incomparable to ours, but no less substantiated by a will to progress, the need to share but
hindered by violence. 'Highest Good' refers to the physical and performative goals of such a place to
which its people aspire. A moving image, three large installations and drawings are disposed in a
gallery according to the conceived spatial quadrant of “districts” ∂, ∞, ∏ and ∫. Supported by Magazin,
A collection of five essays: 'Gearing', 'Levitation', 'Success', 'Ĵʊ˅Ȝɲ1ℓɨΔ' (Juvenilia) and 'No Ghost' written through a surrogate identity Dom Gross. Dom was the eponymous hero of an architectural class that took place at the Institute of Theory of Architecture and Philosophy of Technics at the Vienna University of Technology.
In Santa Barbara, California is a pool with a material concentrated with a selection of salts so dense that only extremophiles can grow. On it is the working space of a citizen whose city has removed any meaningful bodily and public interaction from his existence. “Atelier” is part of the larger work “Civic Canyon” which documents spaces that he imagines in his mind “as a way out” of such a city. Supported by Kone Foundation, Helsinki, FI.
A Monograph. Paris Hermitage: a building as a large temporal oscillator yields time in
material (fused Quartz) and realigns the wakefulness and sleep patterns of those whose life-rhythm has
been pulverised. Co-published with N. Weltyk (Cooperative Editions, NY).
ISBN: 978-0-9981008-0-7. 2016, 240 pages, Offset
print 6.5 × 9.6 in. (16.5 cm x 24.4 cm), 600 g First edition, 300 copies $27 US +
An architect carving space. The carving is translated in realtime to digital
coordinates. The stone and the coordinates are considered interchangable. Supported by Van Eyck Academie
and Mondriaan Funds, NL.
What we see is always mediated by a turbulent atmosphere. Using a 'scintillator', the
forthcoming publication 'Zenith Boil' captures the atmosphere within architectural interiors as
illustrated by deviated pixels, painted anew, consequently showing air that is measurable.
Ceramic/Rubber lung to breathe into. Warm air results in scintillating the
High Holdings is a seasonal space at the Royal College of Arts, London, concerned with
our sensibilities to discern, when sociotechnical constructs are divorcing themselves from our capacity
to comprehend. Bound together under the logic of a holding company: an entity of entities, its operation
offers novel planes of experimentation and critique. High Holdings' activities are mirrored and
complemented on its website.
Between the rail and a vineyard by Lake Zürich, a garden evokes the pleasures of
Paradise—from the Persian paradeisos meaning “enclosure”. An uninterrupted surface starts as a
roof terrace and folds into an impluvium balustrade, bench, mantelpiece, daybed and kitchen
House in Vineyard
The surface is a segment cut out from a large voided spheroid. Made from grade A
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) steel with adequate fracture toughness, it is coated by a nanometer
light-absorbing optical film of evaporated germanium (Ge) of 15 nm thickness making the metal dark blue
to the eye. Exhibited at Jørn Utzon's Can Lis. Supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, DK.
During his time in al-Kufah, Iraq. Jabir ibn Hayyan popularised the use of al qaliy,
meaning “ashes of saltwort”; its combination with animal fat (tallow) became the prevailing technique in
soap production for the next 1100 years. The length/width dimensions of 'Where I Frequent (Yearly
Condenses)' are a hundredth of the scale of the original al-Kūfah mosque in Iraq, where Jabir ibn Hayyan
used to pray daily. It is sprayed with mist every four days for one minute (60mm): the yearly rainfall
of al-Kufah. Supported by Villa Strauli, CH.
Expanding upon the existing network of roads, waterways and bridges in a farm in
Jiangsu province in China, Kitchen Island is a quasi-natural composite of hardened earth mounds that
suggest the transit areas, spaces of the building, and equally act as the structural foundations of a
hovering roof. The resulting profile of the project is so flat that it could be remotely perceived as a
line of sunlight.
A large volume of light is tied to the edge of a volcanic lake and responds to the
location’s particular daylight radiation. The volume changes its form because its surface is made from
ultra-thin quartz tubes (capillaries) that can open and close their tips to store hot air as the
temperature from the lake rises.
Forum of the Missing takes delight in reproducing the work a computer is unaware that
it is doing, since an image is read as objectified matter. An online crowdworking platform of virtual
individual “mechanical workers” is used to recruit a team of over 5,000 contributors. Contributors are
invited to analyse one stock image each of a sky over France and characterise what shapes they see in
the clouds. Derived from the subjective capacities of the virtual workers, a collection of objects is
produced and arranged to embody a forum.
Forum for the Missing
What is the cost of the energy of a work? PS10 was enacted at a solar collector outside the Abengoa Solar Power Plant in Seville, Spain, at dawn. The collector replicates the sun 624 times. During the night, a painting of the sun on a thick sheet of PVC plastic was placed on top of one of the heliostat receivers. 54 mins after sunrise the sheet melted and fell to the ground, blocking potential energy gains of the collector. The painting cost 1.46 Megawatts. The painting's outline evident in the graph of the collector's daily output.
A fragment of volcanic rock from the Akan caldera is set into a site in Hokkaido, Japan. The gesture of displacing a landscape of volcanic rock forms the basis of the spa.