'SEE-ING' in Charlotte
26. October 2018
Photo: Toby Shearer (All photographs courtesy of SoA at UNC Charlotte)
SEE-ING: The Environmental Consciousness Project is on display at the School of Architecture at University of North Carolina at Charlotte until November 16th. Curated by UNC assistant professor Catty Dan Zhang, the exhibition examines how vision, molded by technology, inspires creative practices.
Sitting in the diminutive Storrs Gallery in the School of Architecture's Storrs Building, SEE-ING consists of ten contributions that occupy the space's walls, floor and ceiling. The exhibition asks "What perceives?" and "What's perceived?" and does so by a visual presentation that also provokes visitors' senses beyond sight — from the 1-1/2" thick black rubber mulch under foot (the material hides the cables for the monitors spread across the floor) to the suspended umbrellas that emit the occasional puff of smoke. It's an atypical presentation for an exhibition that, "for a moment, questions and celebrates both the possible presence of technological facts and the profound joy of experiencing the effects."
The ten contributions to SEE-ING:
- Between Round and Square by artist CHAI MI;
- Between the Retina and the Dome by Penelope Haralambidou, The Bartlett School of Architecture;
- Embodied Computation Lab by The Living (David Benjamin)
- EOS Series by Sean Lally, University of Illinois at Chicago;
- Hacking Representational Structures, Seeing the Scaffolds by Carl Lostritto, Rhode Island School of Design;
- — HORIZONS — by Certain Measures (Andrew Witt and Tobias Nolte);
- Inhabiting Ruins by Bernadette Devilat, co-founder of Devilat Lanuza Architects;
- The Objects Pallas and Gottfried by Ibañez Kim (Mariana Ibañez and Simon Kim);
- PULSUS by INVIVIA (Allen Sayegh);
- VENTS by Catty Dan Zhang, UNC Charlotte.