Archinect - News 2015-10-05T11:11:04-04:00 A preview of the VIS-Á-VIS performance series at Materials & Applications in Los Angeles Justine Testado 2014-08-06T15:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-06T20:08:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Materials &amp; Applications in Los Angeles has some fun social Saturday night events lined up for the entire month of August! The four-part VIS-&Aacute;-VIS performance series will include dance, music, a video and sound installations, and a film screening.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Starting August 9, all events will take place in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Materials &amp; Applications</a> space at the La Cage aux Folles, a 346-piece metal pipe temporary playground installation designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Warren Techentin Architecture</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>August 9:</strong> LA Fort Presents:&nbsp;Daedelus (DJ set), Lawrence Lindell, Matt McGuire and Will Walden (StaG) - experimental + electronic music performance</p><p><strong>August 16</strong>: Tracy Abbott Szatan / IN/VISIBLE - video installation and performance</p><p><strong>August 23: </strong>bel-air / New York Memo - sound recording installation</p><p>AND Ear Cleaning Workshop with Greg Ruben, based on the teaching methodology by Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer (spaces limited)</p><p><strong>August 30</strong><strong>: </strong>Eugene Kotlyarenko presents: "Nobody Wants to Play With Me" (Werner Herzog)+rare feature film - a film screening curated by L.A. filmmaker Eugene Kotlyarenko.</p><p>Head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> to learn more about each event.</p> Joanna Warsza Curates Architecture Between East and West Alexander Walter 2014-07-10T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:02:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Buildings perform a variety of functions: They shelter, illuminate, and obscure surrounding people and landscapes. The fundamentally pragmatic purpose of architecture endows edifices with a wide range of functions, but rarely does architecture speak. Curator Joanna Warsza, however, organizes performances and interventions that implore architecture to speak back.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Oren Safdie's play "False Solution" finishes up its 3-week run this weekend in Santa Monica Paul Petrunia 2014-05-07T17:36:00-04:00 >2014-05-07T19:08:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Oren Safdie, architecture-turned-playwright (and son of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moshe Safdie</a>), has taken his play <em>False Solution</em> to Santa Monica, after a run in NYC last year. <em>False Solution</em>, Safdie's 3rd architecture-themed play, following <em>Private Jokes, Public Places</em> and <em>The Bilbao Effect</em>, follows German-Jewish architect Anton Seligman (played by Daniel J. Travanti) as he designs a new Holocaust museum in Poland. Linda Johansson (played by Amanda Saunders), a first-year architecture student, brings sexual tension as she challenges his work.</p><p>I met up with Oren at his home in Venice Beach to talk about his work as a playwright. You can listen to our conversation below...</p><p></p><p>I also had a chance to record a read-through between leads Daniel J. Travanti, whom you may recognize as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the captain from <em>Hill Street Blues</em>,</a> and Amanda Saunders.</p><p></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tickets to False Solution can still be purchased for the final four performances this Thursday to Sunday.</a></p> NY Transit Museum wants you to wax poetic about public transit Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-14T13:38:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T17:58:13-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inspired by the engineering, intricate choreography, and impromptu interactions of your daily commute? Wish there was an open mic night for historians and urbanists? A show-and-tell for your creative musings on mass transit? Looking for a public platform to present your ideas to a captive audience? Us, too. That&rsquo;s why we are excited to announce PLATFORM, a new series of cross-disciplinary programs created by the public for the public. Have an idea? We&rsquo;ll give you a platform.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The New York Transit Museum is launching an open exhibition program, accepting proposals for projects devoted to any and all aspects of public transportation. The aptly named <em>Pl</em><em>atform</em>&nbsp;program will exhibit the first winning proposal in its subway station home in downtown Brooklyn, on <strong>Thursday, April 10</strong>.</p><p>Projects can take any performative or static form -- whether you're choreographing a ballet inspired by metro drivers, making Metro-card origami or curating a gallery of subway maps,&nbsp;<em>Platform</em>&nbsp;wants your submissions.</p><p>Questions regarding <em>Platform</em>&nbsp;can be sent to&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.&nbsp;Submissions will be reviewed by the NYTM through <strong>Tuesday, February 25</strong>&nbsp;at noon (EST).</p> Gehry and Salonen discuss ten years of music at Disney Concert Hall Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-16T16:15:00-04:00 >2013-10-23T18:29:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> To celebrate Disney Hall&rsquo;s tenth anniversary, architect Frank Gehry and Conductor Laureate for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Esa-Pekka Salonen reminisced on the building&rsquo;s inspiration last night, at a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discussion held at the Hammer Museum</a>. Co-hosted by the LA Phil, far from the actual concert hall and its spotty downtown L.A. environs, the discussion&rsquo;s moderator Nicolai Ouroussoff (former architecture critic for the <em>New York Times</em>) tried to tease out the relationship between architecture and music. While Salonen touched upon questions of classical music&rsquo;s relevance, Gehry didn&rsquo;t delve too deeply into the particulars of his design.</p> <p> As Music Director for the LA Philharmonic from 1992-2009, Salonen oversaw the orchestra during its transition from the slightly-stuffy Dorothy Chandler Pavilion over to Disney Hall, and is highly regarded for whipping the Philharmonic into shape as a progressive and formidable cultural institution. The trajectory of the LA Phil is largely wrapped up in b...</p> "It Reflects Her Obsession": OMA's Shohei Shigematsu on Building Marina Abramovic's Performance Palace Archinect 2012-02-23T11:23:00-05:00 >2012-05-28T20:16:26-04:00 <img src="" width="200" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>All the headlines talk about Marina and Rem, but his involvement is quite minimal, isn&rsquo;t it? He&rsquo;s involved, but I&rsquo;m running the New York office. You know the media always has to say Rem just to catch people&rsquo;s attention, but I appreciate if you don&rsquo;t repeat that laziness. Of course Rem is involved, but as you can see he&rsquo;s not here.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Dutch Design Awards 2011: Live Performances + Call for Public Vote Alexander Walter 2011-10-12T14:15:53-04:00 >2011-10-12T14:20:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="457" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With the announcement of the prestigious Dutch Design Awards 2011 being only days away, we're happy to share videos and photos from three live performances created by Rotterdam-based Studio Dumbar. The performances are to promote the Dutch Design Awards categories: Spatial-, Product- and Communication Design.</p></em><br /><br /><p> See the videos of all three performances on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p>