Spatial Blooms + Here be Dragons
Spatial Blooms + Here be Dragons emanated from a curiosity about recurrent questions related to our need to discipline, or to domesticate the wild, or natural, through renditions of 'landscape'. The work activated attributes of landscape and landscape representation 'enfolded through' design, into architectural propositions, using ready-mades. Engaging analogous thinking as a means for working, Spatial Blooms proceeded with the appropriation of ready-made landscape principles, landscape elements and landscape temporality, toward the design of architecture. A kind of productive incest, Here be Dragons will eventually use non-pictorial landscape drawings I've made (ready-mades), that will be translated into architectural propositions. In this phase of the work, the emphasis will shift from the cultural bearing and potential of working with the landscape suggested in Spatial Blooms, to a material and formal inquiry based on translation. Both phases endeavor to uncover potential in landscape and architecture affiliations.
This proposal identified three primary areas of inquiry and purpose: the development of inventive design practices, through speculative architectural approaches; the potential for landscape and landscape representation, to be released into new forms of deep significance, or cultural durability; and the inscription of landscape temporality in architecture- enabling the deep structure of landscape to be explored in spatial settings.