Reverse Archaeology Installation

A 3,500 sf Gallery Art Installation at COCA (Center of Contemporary Art). Located in Seattle, WA.

The Dream House DNA Duplicator is a portable dispenser of “genetically spliced” and copied architectural plans. The spliced plans originated from one chosen from “Dream Homes”, a mail order catalog of architecture. These kaleidoscopic manipulations produced architectures of isolation; a glass room with no door, a corridor of doors with no rooms, mirrored spaces with no logical pathways, door swings that double back on themselves. Absurd spaces, reflecting an architectural process gone awry. Choosing from this catalog of houses, which is infinite in variation but myopic in scope, is analogous to fitting oneself into a pre-manufactured dream.

The bear was generative, a dream image. The Bear Suit was fashioned to facilitate this dream. From its own “pattern book” it is tailored to a specific body. It’s image, however, can never fulfill the potential of the dream it pursues. The Bear Suit is therefore neutered, banal, alluding to the impossibility of ready to wear architectures. The Bear Suit House proposes an architecture that returns to dreams, embodied dreams.

For architecture to address the space of dreams, one must construct work using the sensations of the body, the impossibility’s of the mind and the phenomena that exists between.

ClientCenter On Contemporary Art (COCA) ServicesGallery Installation Location Seattle , Washington

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