Architecture by Artists is an accumulative exhibition in three parts exploring the points of contact and confluences between people, objects and the spaces they occupy. As a composition of three process-oriented exhibition-residencies, interdisciplinary artist Hannah Heilmann (Denmark), filmmaker and installation artist Oliver Husain (Germany/Canada), and performance and dance duo Gerard & Kelly (USA) will create propositions which, through their intricate and diverse points of interaction, hypothesize a hybrid architecture representing the social and structural fabric of the urban environment in some of its pluralities.
The artists will work together to build a broad and ephemeral definition of Architecture. The exhibition will encompass architectures composed by the organization of people in space; architectures that co-compose with imperceptible territories; and architectures which are expressed through process and senses, such as smell, ephemera and movement. The word ‘Architecture’ becomes a prompt, an organizational principle, a system, or point of departure.
Heilmann will debut Estrous.Life, a work that addresses the ongoing apocalyptic body-landscape through a ‘Pop-Up Soap Shop’; Husain will develop Mondo Pale Grey, a new site-specific video and performance about the potential of ‘failure’ in sculptural objects and video; and Gerard & Kelly will use architectural drawings to develop a performative ‘score’ for living.
Architecture by Artists is curated by interdisciplinary artist Matthew-Robin Nye (Montréal) through the Curatorial Residency program at 221A.