Saturday October 4, 2014 – Friday November 21, 2014
an installation by Jana Winderen and Marc Fornes
October 4 – November 21, 2014
Opening Reception: October 3, 2014, 7pm
An installation by Jana Winderen and Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY
On the occasion of the launch of the World Wide Storefront / wwstorefront.org /
Reflecting on the contemporary conditions emerging between the digital and the physical realms, the collaboration of Winderen and Fornes collapses sound, light and form in an object with intrinsic sensorial behaviors, inviting visitors to question the properties of matter and the built environment surrounding us. The installation is a vibrating sound experiment that aims to transform the architecture into animated sensible form. Conceived as a sound object that absorbs and contrasts the site specificity of the Storefront Gallery with abstract, spatial, formal and acoustic variations and compositions, Situation NY raises questions about context, sensorial readings, estrangement and the uncanny tangentially resonating with contemporary debates around the ontology of objects.
by Jana Winderen and Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY
Storefront for Art and Architecture
With the support of
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
About the artists:
Jana Winderen is an artist educated in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in London, and with a background in mathematics, chemistry and fish ecology from the University in Oslo. Jana’s work consists of researching hidden depths with the latest technology and her work reveals the complexity and strangeness of the unseen world beneath. Jana is artist-in-residence at the TBA21 Academy and releases her audio-visual works on Touch. In 2011 she won the Golden Nica, Ars Electronica, for Digital Musics & Sound Art. Amongst her activities are immersive multi-channel installations and concerts and has performed all over the world. She currently lives and works in Oslo. www.janawinderen.com
Marc Fornes is an architect founder and principal of the THEVERYMANY a multi-disciplinary studio practicing architecture through systematic research and development into applied Computer Science and Digital Fabrication. His prototypical structures and organic environments are part of the permanent collections such as the Centre Pompidou, the FRAC Centre and the CNAP. Marc is a TED Fellow and was artist in residence at the Atelier Calder. His practice has been awarded New Practices New York by the AIA, an Architectural League Prize, Design Vanguard by Architectural Record and the WAN 21 for 21 Award. He currently lives in New York and is teaching at Princeton and at Harvard GSD. www.theverymany.com
Additional and generous support has been kindly provided by Brooklyn based fabrication consultant bengal.fierro including prototyping, laser cutting the 2000 unique parts and developing the powder coating of the customized neon pink color of the installation.
Situation NY is supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Program, which supports fearless and innovative collaborations in the spirit of Robert Rauschenberg.
Situation NY is presented on the occasion of the launch of the WorldWide Storefront project. To learn more about it please visit wwstorefront.org