Our tent is open except when shut.
In private spaces with the door shut and sealed lives a place where work gets done. A constructed world of controlled conditions, full of purpose and intent, sustaining creation and focus.
For the 2014 project Pavillion 27 adapted a camera interior into a habitable space of retreat: a room for publishing and reading. Emerging from this and woven through were thoughts on tents, literary time, books and how to bind and read them. This process lead to the construction of a tent and the publication of material.
The orange covers of the tent enclosed a Diazo printer; designed for use in the field of architecture, it uses large-format ultraviolet sensitive paper to produce 1:1 scale prints, a process similar to that of 19th century analogue photography. The orange fabric cloak created a darkened space where light sensitive paper could be safely handled. Exposed paper was feed into an ammonia bath to reveal the image, what emerged was not fixed and remained fugitive.
Opening a book is shutting a door. Engrossed in its pages we let our minds navigate the narrative. So too is the process prevalent during its creation, both are crawl space of value. And when the process is complete, when the door is opened, a change in sympathies is revealed.
Thanks to guest collaborators, Bless, and Nuno da Luz
A castle is a symbol of wealth and privilege. Its walls - the protective mass of enclosure - calm the nerves of those inside. An SUV is a castle, every Disneyland is a castle, this iteration of Europe is a castle.
Pavilion 27 deals with the (im)possibilities of site-specific ways of working in digital space as part of Local Area Network. With the help of photogrammetry software, various details of the historical site of the Zeltnerschloss in Nuremberg's Gleishammer district are transferred into a rendered relief, which serves as a support structure for individual projects that use this very location as a conceptual or physical anchor point.