A New North
Through the scheme I apply a cosmological infrastructure as a means to probe Modern design concepts. The reassigning of time and measurement by means of devising a site specific cartography through local and celestial alignments creates an opportunity to explore paths of design beyond contemporary views of constrained construction, production and measurable interaction. Growth and adaption fluidly supersede weathered inanimate architectural components whilst the experience of occupation shifts from implied and predicated discrete values to a soft, motive equilibrium within the system.
Featured in the Royal Academy Summer Show 2012
Selected for the Lifelines exhibition at the 12 Star Gallery, European Commission
RIBA Silver Medal Nomination
Casilda Sanchez — As Inside as the Eye can See, video, 2009
The video installation presents two eyes trying to see each other as close as they can. The avidity of “seeing” the “other”, of entering in his/her space and trying to understand, or even share, the other person’s intimacy through the gaze turns out to be an effort in vain because without distance we cannot see. We find ourselves in a paradox: so close but unable to see more than a blurred image. The gaze becomes now more of an haptic sense, perceiving the other not through the sight but through the rubbing between the eyelashes. The resulting image embodies a physical eye that beats, touches and relates intimately.