Exhibition 'Motion Matters' at Harvard University
On the occasion of Ben van Berkel’s appointment to the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, the exhibition Motion Matters opens in the Gund Hall Gallery today 5.30pm.
Motion Matters presents six of UNStudio’s pavilions, each one illustrating architectural and urban issues being tested in real matter. UNStudio has been experimenting with the typology of the temporary installation for some time, which has resulted in a series. The exhibition shows that this serialization itself is an important aspect of this typology and further explores different readings, interpretations, and perceptions of the featured temporary installations. By moving through the exhibition, shifting perspectives appear, demonstrating the visual and spatial effects of new, more dynamic, materializations.
Each pavilion featured in the exhibition highlights one particular topic; the six topics - interrelated yet specific - are: Transitional Typology, Urban Lobbies, Crossing Points, Kinetic Platforms, After Image and Switching On/Off. Motion Matters presents the development from the diagram to the design model, and then to a new form of architectural expression. Larger-scale UNStudio projects are related to the topics explored by the six pavilions, as the exhibition investigates the potential of the pavilion to move beyond a typology and become a prototype situated somewhere between technological research and artistic production.
21st Jan 2011 - 6th March 2011