Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thinkers of Space in Their Working Spaces

It's been a while, but here's a reblog from Polis for you, a site worth reblogging:

Walter Benjamin, perhaps searching fragments in archives for “Some Motifs on Beadelaire
at the Bibliotheque National de France, Paris.

Martin Heidegger, perhaps doing a final review of Building Dwelling Thinking in his office

Francois Baudrillard, perhaps taking break after writing The Beaubourg Effect.

Richard Sennett, perhaps pondering identity in his working space.

Michel Foucault in his office, perhaps submerged in Panopticism.

Credits: Image of Benjamin, by Gisele Freund, Heiddeger by Pillippe Lacou-Labarthe, Image of Sennet by the NYT, Image of Baudrillard by J. Lane, Image of Foucault from Portail Michel Foucault.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fabian Marti's 'Two Hotel' Artists Guest House

"The idea of a hotel as a creative act is inspired by Alighero Boetti‘s One Hotel which he maintained in Kabul in the Sixties. However TwoHOTEL has a different focus as it is specifically aimed as a hotel for artists."

Images and full article at Centre for the Aesthetic Revolution

Friday, July 4, 2014

Mobile Office

Hans Hollein, Mobiles Büro / Mobile Office, 1969

"1969, lange bevor die mobile Kommunikation ihre Möglichkeiten entfaltet hatte, propagierte Hollein ein aufblasbares Büro, dass temporäres arbeiten an den verschiedensten Plätzen ermöglichen sollte. In der Abbildung zu sehen: Hans Hollein beim Zwischenstopp mit Reißbrett und Telefon am Flugfeld Asparn"

Image and text via

Friday, June 20, 2014

Measuring Space

Images from the top:
William Forsythe, Lectures from improvisation technologies, 2011.
Rudolf Von LabanGammes Dynamosphériques, séquence de mouvement “A” 
Rudolf Von LabanGammes Dynamosphériques, séquence de mouvement “A” et “B” 
Rudolf Von Laban, Choreutics, an “analysis of forms in movement”. The three plans 
All images from Danse et architecture. Nouvelle de danse 42/43. Editions Contredanse

"Behind the exploration of more or less explicit ties between dance and visual arts in the 20th century, the recent exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris “Danser sa vie” hides a powerful investigation on the nature of space and the evolution of its representation through the body.

Images and text via , where you can read the whole article and see more photos.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Plans (which aren't really plans)

Images from the top:
Ellsworth Kelly, One Stroke 1959 (via artspotting)
Kazimir Malevich, Suprematism With Eight Rectangles 1915 (via wikiart)
Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, from hover series, 1996 (via bombmagazine)
Louise Bourgeois, Untitled (Big Dipper), state I (via
Robert Morris, Philadelphia Labyrinth 1974 (via wikiart)