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ripple & shear

N 15° W 97°

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ultra

1725 sokak

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fig 18 trophies and orphans, 2017, found steel stair railing, approximately 4 x 6 x 3 meters

This site-specific structure was installed in a building under construction for guadalajara90210, in a gentrifying neighborhood in Guadalajara, Mexico.  It is made of a steel stair rail, a remnant from the demolition, reconfigured and welded onto columns so it floats above the floor. The title was taken from an essay, “Trophies and Orphans: The Use of Spolia Columns in Ancient Churches” by Dale Kinney in Volume 29 of The Institute of Sacred Architecture, a journal dedicated to church design. The work deals with the archeological term “spolia”, a reclaimed architectural fragment incorporated into a new structure, and considers if the contemporary implications are the same in a modern development. The installation engages with the repurposing of the existing historical inheritance of a space in flux.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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