AMT Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Vito Acconci
Wednesday 10 October, 2012
New School, Johnson Design Center
66 Fifth Avenue, Kellen Auditorium
The Studio uses computers to give form to thinking; they use forms to find ideas. They make not nodes so much as circulation-routes, designing time as much as space. Built in the last decade are:
In Graz, a person-made island where the theater, a bowl, twists to become a playground on its way to becoming a dome. In Coney Island an elevated subway-station façade that waves & bulges to make views & seats. Being built now, in Indianapolis, is an interactive tunnel through a building where pedestrians & cyclists activate sensors that set off lights that swarm around them like fireflies.