Sep '04 - Aug '08
As part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the Carpenter Center, artist Pierre Huyghe was comissioned to develop a project in honor of the building and Le Corbusier. While the project was officially a collaboration between many parties at Harvard, GSD faculty member Michael Meredith and a group of students were primarily responsible for hatching a moss covered egg which would serve as the temporary auditorium and stage for Huyghe's production: a self-referential, semiotic romp through the history of the building and the psyche of its architect played out in the form of a puppet show. Although the egg has now been removed (forcibly and with the aid of chainsaws), the video is on display in the Carpenter Center's Sert Cafe/Gallery until April 17th.
More on this later, but for now enjoy these images of the completed egg and a few snaps of the show:
Thanks to Elliot Hodges for the images.