D.I.G – Final performance
Saturday April 23, 2011
G for Group / Performance. In the third and final stage, Arsham/Snarkitecture created and inhabited Dig, carving spaces first for inhabitation and collective gatherings in a performance open to public view.
The last day of the exhibition brought more than 1000 individuals that gathered inside DIG in small groups.
At the close of the exhibition all the material was returned to the manufacturer and recycled back into rigid foam insulation.
This project has been possible through the lead support of OHWOW and Galerie Perrotin.
Daniel Arsham (1980, Cleveland)
Daniel Arsham’s practice straddles the lines between art, architecture and performance. With a penchant for collaboration his expanded practice has included collaborations with Merce Cunningham, Hedi Slimane, Robert Wilson and Jonah Bokaer. He makes architecture do things it’s not supposed to do, mining everyday experience for opportunities to confuse and confound our expectations of space and form. Simple yet paradoxical gestures dominate his sculptural work: a façade that appears to billow in the wind, a white cube eroded on all sides like a glacier, a figure wrapped up in the surface of a wall. Structural experiment, historical inquiry, and satirical wit all combine with consummate technical skill in Arsham’s ongoing interrogation of the real and the imagined.
Snarkitecture is a collaborative practice operating in territories between the disciplines of art and architecture. Working within existing spaces or in collaboration with other artists and designers, the practice focuses on the investigation of structure, material and program and how these elements can be manipulated to serve new and imaginative purposes. Searching for sites within architecture with the possibility for confusion or misuse, Snarkitecture aims to make architecture perform the unexpected.
Snarkitecture was established by Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen.