alex schweder la: performance architecture
 
alex schweder la: performance architecture
oct 20, 2011

alex schweder la: performance architecture

‘stability’ installation at lawrimore project, seattle, washington, 2009 all images courtesy of alex schweder la

 

 

 

berlin and seattle-based architect alex schweder la creator of ‘performance architecture’, manipulated small-scale occupied spaces which alter the perception between visitors and their environments. the constantly shifting or peculiarly scaled installations intend to bring attention to the connection between a subject and architecture. over the course of the architect’s career, a series of international exhibitions with site-specific creations have challenged the boundaries of reality and reverie, eventually blurring their division and producing a new experience.

 

the ‘stability’ installation featured a conceptual dwelling for two individuals which shifted in sea-saw motion as the inhabitants moved about within their half. communication and collaboration between them is necessary to balance the weight and create a level floor plane. the ‘snowballing doorway’ features two stacked and mirrored portals which are inflated and deflated in an alternating manner. visitors are first introduced with a narrow and passable doorway and then presented with an inverted and inherently blocked passage. alex schweder la will give a lecture at the gopher hole, an architecture, art, music and design venue located in shoreditch, east london, england.

alex schweder la: performance architecture this temporary habitable dwelling shifts on a central pivot in a sea-saw motion as occupants move inside

alex schweder la: performance architecture ‘snowballing doorway’ installation at the warehouse gallery, syracuse, new york, 2008

alex schweder la: performance architecture stacked portals are in the process of revolving, deflating and inflating again

alex schweder la: performance architecture accessible portal is currently inflated

alex schweder la: performance architecture ‘counterweight roommate’ installation, collaboration with ward shelley at scope basel, 2011

alex schweder la: performance architecture ‘sac of rooms all day long’ installation at the SFMOMA, san francisco, california, 2009

alex schweder la: performance architecture (left) transparent plastic doorways (right) inflated stairway

alex schweder la: performance architecture ‘evaporative building’ video projection exhibition in marfa texas, 2009

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