Biennale Architettura 2018

Bedding-In with Beatriz

 John Hill
24. maggio 2018
Looking through a wall of casework with photos of a John and Yoko bed-in to Beatriz Colomina and Niklas Maak in the next room. (Photo: John Hill/World-Architects)
As part of the opening of the Dutch Pavilion's Work, Body, Leisure exhibit in the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, this afternoon architecture historian and theorist Beatriz Colomina held Bed-In Interviews: a four-hour non-stop interview marathon echoing the famous bed-ins of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Also echoing the marathon interview sessions of Hans Ulrich Obrist, Colomina was slated to be joined by a long list of interviewees: Paola Antonelli, Thordis Arrhenius, Felix Burrichter, Odile Decq, Elizabeth Diller, Keller Easterling, James Taylor Foster, Eva Franch, Samia Henni, Nikolaus Hirsch, Francesca Hughes, Andres Jaque, Lesley Lokko, Niklas Maak, Winy Maas, Ivan Lopez Munuera, Alysa Nahmias, Pascal Schwaighofer, Felicity Scott, Madelon Vriesendorp, and Mark Wasiuta. Needless to say, I didn't stick around for the four-hour duration -- only long enough to snap a couple photos.
The Dutch Pavilion features a reproduction of the bed from room 902 of the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel, the site of John and Yoko’s Bed-In for Peace in 1969. (Photo: John Hill/World-Architects)
Read Beatriz Colomina's "The 24/7 Bed" essay for her take on the bed's role "as a unique horizontal architecture in the age of social media [and] a contemporary workspace transforming labor."

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