Ivan Ballesteros [ANTIFABRIC]
»Researches in Progress«
The exhibition »Researches in Progress« by the Spanish architect Ivan Ballesteros introduces two projects Ballesteros is working on during his stay at Solitude. »Smart Linear Component System« is an aggregative structural system based on the logic of fibres. The compponents can be connected by pressure in a fast way or they can be slid into each other generating an intricate bundle. The physical capabilities of the fibres provide the system with an enormous range of ppossible outcomes, still to be fully explored and tested. »Non-Deterministic Design and Architecture« shows different research processes, which are based on ideas from Rosalind Krauss’s »Formless«, Robert Morris’s »Anti-Form« and some texts by Gilles Deleuze. Ballesteros connects this background to our high-tech present and explores the possibilities of the computer to deal with randomness and unexpected formations.
6 days, 12 hours per day, 5 images per minute, 10 x 14 cm snapshots, 2 half hour breaks.
An »open studio« on an exaggerated scale, »20.000 images« will now make public five years worth of investigatory snapshots intrinsic to the conception and development of Matthias Megyeri‘s artistic practice. 20.000 research photographs on 250 square meters of wall open up a retrospective insight into the origins of his work, not only for the viewer but also for the artist himself.
»Tap Water Solitude«
At the exhibition opening on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 8pm, South-African author Henrietta Rose-Innes will read from her latest novel, Bulgarian artist Ivan Moudov will perform his »Romanian Trick«, and the Parisian costume designer Gwen van den Eijnde will lead the audience into his SPIEGELKABINETT (Mirror Cabinet) in the Weißer Saal of Schloss Solitude.
Exhibition opening: Thursday, September 25, 2008, 8pm
The exhibition is on view from Friday, September 26, to Sunday November 9, 2008.
Hours: Tue-Thurs 10am–noon & 2-5:30pm, Fri 10am – noon & 2–4pm, Sat–Sun noon–5:30pm