Filtering by: Exhibition
Privacies Infrastructure
Jul
21
to Sep 30

Privacies Infrastructure

Privacies Infrastructure explores the physical, social, and embodied structures of privacy and privatization in the residential landscape of Los Angeles by inviting four artists and designers: Besler & Sons, Tanya Brodsky, Fiona Connor, and Gwyneth Shanks, to observe, respond, and activate through public installation, performance, publication, and programming.

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The Kid Gets Out of The Picture
Oct
15
to Feb 28

The Kid Gets Out of The Picture

The Kid Gets Out of the Picture is a contemporary update on the aesthetic principles of early 19th century English landscape architecture. By the early-nineteenth century, practitioners of the English picturesque had invented a catalog of objects (follys, ha-has, viewpoints) that worked to produce the pictorial effects of landscape painting within real space. Lumps, clumps, and masses made it possible, in a sense, to occupy the picture. 

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TURF: A Mini-Golf Project
Jun
18
to Aug 1

TURF: A Mini-Golf Project

  • 1627 1/2 Park Ave Los Angeles, CA, 90026 United States (map)
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TURF: A Mini-Golf Project explores the meaning of terrain and territory in Los Angeles through the architecture of mini-golf. The mini-golf course becomes a playful trope of the city of Los Angeles, articulated through artificial terrains, winding territories, and fantastical architecture.

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Building Something (Beyond) Beautiful
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Building Something (Beyond) Beautiful

  • 1250 N Bellflower Blvd Long Beach, CA, 90840 United States (map)
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Materials & Applications: Building Something (Beyond) Beautiful: projects, 2002-2013; opens at the University Art Museum at CSULB on January 25th! Installations, models, prototypes, rare images, and much more will cover the past, present, and future of M&A with new work from M&A’s blight-busting team, Urban Applications, workshops, and a symposium to unfold over the coming months of the exhibition.

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Superscript
Feb
28
to Mar 30

Superscript

The Superscript installation utilizes hundreds of Tyvek squares fastened to a braided stainless steel net that spans the 826LA center’s reading yard. That net is suspended from 8 dock whips, engineered to absorb the movement of the canopy and make adjustments and maintenance easy.

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Fat Fringe
Mar
8
to Apr 12

Fat Fringe

The aim of the project "Fat Fringe" is to explore techniques for large scale, high volume paper cutting. A die-cut paper canopy has been developed by participants in a series of weekend workshops led by designers Lisa Little and Emily White of Layer.

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Back to Basics
Sep
1
to Nov 7

Back to Basics

“Back to Basics” is the new installation in the Materials & Applications exhibition courtyard. It is a coordinated effort to develop an installation without a design at the outset that uses basic, off-the-shelf components and materials found in and around the exhibition space.

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Yakuza Lou
Oct
11
to Mar 18

Yakuza Lou

Eddy Sykes’ Yakuza Lou is a site-specific installation that uses the relationship between the natural and mechanical notions of landscape to create a unique garden of pushing and folding topographic surfaces. A robot cloud floats overhead and creates a volume in constant pseudo-natural flux.

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Phalanstery Module
Apr
1
to Sep 1

Phalanstery Module

This installation hypothesizes that in zero-gravity, one can rotate (in) architecture and treat all elevations as plans – i.e., walls, ceilings and floors. Without gravity, all surfaces can be occupied. In essence, the distinctions between orthographic drawings become obsolete. 

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Bubbles
Jan
1
to Feb 15

Bubbles

Bubbles installation is a spatially adaptable pneumatic, or air-filled, environment at an urban scale that consists of large air-bags, or “bubbles,” that inflate and deflate in reaction to visitors pushing or bumping the lower inflated volume of each pair.

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Here There Be Monsters
Apr
1
to Jul 30

Here There Be Monsters

The Here There Be Monsters installation explores the challenges of synchronizing the aesthetics and intrinsic characteristics of natural materials into a built environment completed with the latest computer aided design tools and embedded control system technologies.

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The Weather Garden
Sep
1
2:00 PM14:00

The Weather Garden

What does it mean to generate a climate, to build with the air, to create space? When we inhabit a place, we do not live inside the concrete, the glass or the wood, but in the space that they surround. The Weather Garden investigates architecture’s invisible elements: space, ambiance, atmosphere and how people experience them. The place itself is an urban void, an empty stage. The events that activate this space are an integral part of the project. A weather forecast announces the program (film screening, lecture, musical performance, party, reading …) using a silver screen facing the street as a billboard.

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Serial Departure
May
1
to Jul 31

Serial Departure

Serial Departure represents a starting point, with respect to research, towards a responsive and possibly reactive architecture. The project began with an interest in a technique of steam-bending wood, a process that would hardly be considered high-tech as it was developed in the mid 19th century. This interest led to the methodical research of historical precedence, including kayak construction, shape memory alloys, and Thonet/Eames furniture.

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Land.Tiles
Apr
18
to Jul 26

Land.Tiles

Land.Tiles is an articulated contoured topography consisting of 140 concrete cast and textured blocks manufactured through a process of CNC milling and vacuum formed plastic. The project was designed by PATTERNS principal Marcelo Spina in collaboration with the Land.Cro.Sy.Rials seminar class at SCI-ARC. Land.Tiles is the outcome of the research and development of an emergent generation of highly integrated, environmentally-sensitive, contour-responsive erosion control and landscape consolidation systems. Portrayed as an “actively affective landscape micro environment” the installation includes a circuitry of continuous water flow that stimulates severe and shifting conditions. The project duration of six months allows structural, surface, and vegetation conditions to be monitored over an extended period of time.

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CorteX
Sep
21
10:30 AM10:30

CorteX

CorteX is a project that involves extracting and generating garments from the unconscious of designers. CorteX is part of an investigation into emergent design under the umbrella of Skinn. The project reverses the process of clothes design from an industry and media driven and derived procedure to an exercise that generates design directly and autonomously from the unconscious. The process involves a controlled hypnotic induction to access the inner mind and explores the idea of ‘intelligent’ clothing as an extension of the central nervous system. This anticipates technology, spearheaded by military research, that enables environment, inner mood and the community to be seamlessly linked into one continuous element.

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Skinn
Sep
19
10:30 AM10:30

Skinn

Skinn is an exhibition that showcased two related projects that have been in development for the past year. The projects center on a unique investigation into consciousness, and the structures that emerge naturally from the mind.

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Liquid Facade
Jun
8
to Sep 28

Liquid Facade

Inspired by the wrapped buildings of Christo and Jeanne-Claude and the stretch fabric interiors of Gisela Stromeyer, this facade presents a reverse unveiling of a new architecture and landscape by Jenna Didier, founder and previous director of Materials & Applications. The contributions of Ian Quezada (aka SONIK) were invaluable to the mounting of this installation and the success of the groundbreaking event.

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