Final Projects: Group III - Open House/Open Studio

  • Residency Show

1137 S Cochran Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90019

An exhibition by the MAK Center Artists and Architects-in-Residence.

Stephan Doesinger’s The Desert – Between Vision and Reality was a three-part project focusing on memory and the mental spaces that continuously overlay architecture. The installation included outdoor projections, a short video, and images of a mental map of Los Angeles. A second project titled The World Above Us – A Global Millenium Project was conceived in collaboration with Daniel Hildmann.

Ulrike Müller’s (Re:)tracing, The 70s Feminist Art Movement in Los Angeles, was a documentary project exploring the current careers and attitudes of women who participated in Judy Chicago and Miriam Shapiro’s Womanhouse. Key sites in the feminist history of Los Angeles were photographed and displayed together with a video documenting the project.

Judith-Karoline Mussel’s Cluster City: Strategies for City Development, addressed the nature of urban growth and the horizontality of sprawl. The project focused on the environs of Los Angeles through drawings, images, and models. City Cooler was a second project that involved an inflatable system developed in collaboration with Gunther Schatz.

Paul Petritsch and Johannes Porsch’s Depafit examined the Kings Road house as a public space. Pauline Schindler’s studio was boarded with depafit, a smooth, delicate material used for building architecture models. Elements that were more likely associated with “atmosphere” were removed, creating a simultaneous experience of the room in its actual form and its distanced, artificial condition. Documentation of this was shown along with The Garage, a project in the rear garages at the Mackey Apartments that presented a room of displacement and loneliness. The inventory seemed to fulfill only basic requirements: one refrigerator, eight chairs, one shelf, one tv, a videorecorder, and ten films. A third project entitled The Schleicher from Vienna was realized in collaboration with Tanja Widmann.