10 April 2019
We are exploring new narratives inside our latest hybrid GAN model with an experimental browser. Perspectives, interior, exterior, facades and public spaces... So fresh findings all around spatial memories. (*)
Twitter somehow dropped this video in my timeline. And i was intrigued. And i did some googling all along the lines of speculative architecture. My first colloquium at the Filmuni Babelsberg showed me that my ideas around augmenting architecture are a) a bit flat b) not sufficient c) lack the notion of storytelling. Agreed. And again the question was raised: What is your nucleus of interest.
Well i guess it is definitely spatial and speculative. What a relief to find Liam Young being interviewed on the Strelka website. I have been following their program and especially Benjamin Brattons work as you might know from recent stalking. I wish. So a lot of recent thinking about megastructures here. And questions on storytelling. And interdisciplinarity. And history. Good.
So. What next? Dipping into the water. Getting my feet wet. Found some random and quite weird story on using melanin – yes, the skin pigment – to be used in architecture by the Mediated Matter Group at MIT. An article on Speculative Architectures in Comics. 6 Speculative Public Space Interventions for Basel. A prototyping workshop. An exhibition. An article: What happened to speculation in architecture? No news here: "Architects are not really thinking much about new ways of living and relating to the world outside of our own history and discourse." I ordered a book. And will watch the notorious Bruce Sterling later.
In the best case this all builds up on my recent reading and helps to sharpen my idea. In the worst case it is going to be a dead end. I spent the recent weeks reading more about the early days of cinema and the whole notion of cinema of attraction. While all that was intriguing i am not yet sure if it helps to lead the way forwarded as suggested by Rebeccas Rouse and actually believed by me.