With A Rematerialisation of Systems continues the work started with Imaginary Architectures. City buildings and industrial architectures are conceptualised in a series of fictitious spaces, from city skyscrapers to cinemas and chemical plants to mine shafts.
These imaginary architectures are spatial expressions, re-scaled ‘vehicles’ which contain familiar elements of known spaces, that prompt us to question what are they representing and which is their purpose, and invite us to imagine what it would be like to navigate and inhabit their interiors. Their typological characteristics suggest them as model of industrialised architecture, and this leads our enquiry into the physical language of the systems. We find ourselves extracting meaning and second-guessing the implied logic of these pareidolic illusions.
A Rematerialisation of Systems was produced as part of the research project Collapscapes commissioned by [Senne} exploring the nature of industrial systems.
Collapscapes is an El Ultimo Grito_POI project that describes constructs which artificially compress time and space in order to assist production. In doing so, Collapscapes generate a new sense place, with distinct rhythms different from those found naturally. Early industrial models are based on this principle, where distant activities are brought together into a new artificial/mechanised/technologised internal organisms which was reflected by its construction.