Tuesday, June 29, 2010

THE WINNER OF MoMA's 2010 YOUNG ARCHITECTS PROGRAM FOR THIS SUMMER'S P.S.1 WARM UP SESSIONS: SOLID OBJECTIVES- IDENBURG LIU'S POLE DANCE



This year's Young Architects Program winner for MoMA's P.S.1 Warm Up is--drum role please: Solid Objectives and Idenburg Liu's Pole Dance, otherwise known as SO-IL.  The Brooklyn based architecture firm wanted to create an environmental experience that highlights three features: "elasticity, instability, and connectivity."   The instability aspect of the inspiration is meant to represent the imbalance that the financial and governmental establishments have created as of recent, according to the young architects. "These days we are constantly being confronted with systems in crisis—environmental, economical, ideological, etc..."  


The connectivity element, is to encourage an interactive connection back to our environment in the hopes of a wiser reconnection this time around.  The installation strives to encourage a metaphoric feel of the new landscape post the collapse of the pre-installed institutions that took everyone down with them.  And finally, there is the elasticity facet to the SO-IL story  of Pole Dance:  The belief that as a society we are resilient--if we can take the opportunity to learn and rise above our demise and learn from our mistakes. 


See Images below by Iwaan Baan and the line up for this Saturday's P.S.1!:








































"The installation consists of glass-fiber pivoting poles, connected with bungee on top and covered by a continuous net. This interconnected system will be set in motion by a series of activators, such as hammocks, rings, wind catchers, and, indeed, balls. The balls suggest the installation is a game. It is a game of which the rules can be invented by the visitors. At the same time, the balls provide shade. As they move around the structure, they act like clouds, shading different places at different times."  SO-IL

P.S.1 Warm Up will open its doors this Saturday to launch Pole Dance to the public.  Check out the line up below via P.S.1.


July 3: Warm Up with Delorean, Janka Nabay, Glasser, John Talabot, and Korallreven

Date: Saturday, July 3, 2010
Time: 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Delorean / True Panther Sounds, Barcelona, Spain (live)
Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang / Sierra Leone/Brooklyn (live)
Glasser / True Panther Sounds, Los Angeles/New York (live)
John Talabot / Permanent Vacation/Hivern, Barcelona, Spain (DJ set)
Korallreven / Ac├ęphale Records, Sweden (DJ set)

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