The workshop’s subject focuses on the unbuilt as a structural element of, not only, building, which wouldn’t be able to exist without an unbuilt first cause, but, also, of representation, which, whether guiding or not to materialization, always maintains its autonomy in an unbuilt, projectioning, virtual condition. In architecture, but, mainly, in visual arts, representative spaces raise attention as they, despite being unbuilt and, therefore, not submitting to natural laws, evolve and transmute, in a crucial way, our perception of space and our relationship with it. Representations, of course, aren’t neutral and contemporary technologies overturn many of the certainties of the past and introduce matters as the absence of materiality and scale, fluidity but also the possibility of intermediated physical experience of the unbuilt. Architecture and art converge as multiple spaces occur that, although unbuilt, are experienced totally, from representations of architectural projects to artistic installations, but also, computer games or websites.
The workshop will take place on 3-9/07/08
The group’s suggestion includes work in the workshop with it’s simultaneous upload to a web blog [www.unbuilt-thalamus_project.blogspot.com] and afterwards, a presentation of the procedure as an exhibition. The workshop intends to explore the unbuilt hypostasis of the ancient greek bedroom [thalamus], in art and architecture but also that of the bed, as a point of departure and conclusion. The groups of the participants will explore the subject of the workshop in relation to cinema, literature, art and architecture.
The multiple derivation of the participants [architects, artists, theorists] but also, of the supervisors targets on exchange and dialogue on the unbuilt, which is a crucial subject in contemporary times that fluidizes its limits, as it is characterized by dematerialization and intermediated experience.
Nikos Alexiou [artist]
Polyxeni Mantzou [dr. architect, Assist. Professor, Departure of Architecture, D.U.TH.]
Xenofon Bitsikas [artist, dr. Fine Arts, Assist.Professor, Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences, University of Ioannina]
Zafos Xagoraris [artist, dr. architecture, Assist. Professor,
Dimitris Polychronopoulos [dr. architect, Assist. Professor, Department of Architecture, D.U.TH.]
Yorgos Tzirtzilakis [dr. architect, Assoc. Professor, Department of Architecture, U.TH.]
Elissavet Mandoulidou [architect, Lecturer, Department of Architecture, U.TH.]