Henry Architecture

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Rough Coat

 
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Dear visitors, this is a pretty easy going show. Feel free to touch the blankets and lay on the beds.

Just no shoes on any of it please.

 
 
 

Rough Coat

Installation/SCI-Arc Gallery/2018/Los Angeles, California

 

This project is guided by a formal and social agenda to create non-normative conditions and space. To this end, the work is situated as a story of constructing a building sized blanket. Blankets, as we know, are soft, submissive, and tolerant. They are inviting to use and easy to put away. Buildings are heavy and labored. Out of this setup comes a certain range of performances. There are parts that behave well, parts that behave badly, and parts that act in a manner we may not quite recognize. The gallery, in this context, becomes a permissive space in which dissonant readings and experiences can overlap and cohabitate. Issues of comfort, familiarity and play are crosscut with that which is rough, unrelenting, and alien. Meanwhile, the white-box gallery is reimagined as a context of strange intimacy. Visitors and materials alike are encouraged to take up space and engage in formal and informal ways.

 
 
Photo: Tia Thompson

Photo: Tia Thompson

 
 
Photo: Tia Thompson

Photo: Tia Thompson

Photo: Josh White

Photo: Josh White

Photo: Tia Thompson

Photo: Tia Thompson

Photo: Josh White

Photo: Josh White

 
 

Throughout the duration of the exhibition the interplay between people and components is recorded during informal social gatherings. In these images the latent intimacy and awkwardness of the project plays out as all things are allowed to let loose.  

 
 
Photo: Tia Thompson

Photo: Tia Thompson

 
 
Photo: Tia Thompson

Photo: Tia Thompson

 
 

Design Team: Abeeha Abid, Tamara Birghoffer, Dutra Brown, Mateus Comparato, Andy DePew, Arthur Gueiros, Bianca Hernandez, Brendan Ho, Jaqueline Huang, Pasinee Jiemcharoeying, Heyifan Jin, Esin Karaosman, Lotta Locklund, Kendall Mann, Jonathan Ong, Allyn Viault, Malvin Wibowo, Corie Yaguchi, Yi Zhan Zhong