Schindler Lab, Round One

  • Exhibition

835 N Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Schindler Lab, Round One launched the first of a series that pairs local artists and architects to build complementary installations in the house as a device for expressing their precise, inventive ways of seeing Schindler’s logic and methods. Projects are intended to be collaborative or in tandem. Artist and architect must have developed a relationship with the house from serial time spent in the space, resulting in a bona fide “love” of the house.

Round One: Olivia Booth and Thurman Grant 
With their complementary use of glass and mirror in response to Schindler’s existing use of the materials, Booth’s and Grant’s installations redirected the viewer’s experience to the rhythmic structure of the house. Booth referenced the pulse of the thin windows in relationship to the gentle, grounding beat of the baseboard. Grant highlighted key moments of transition and scale by emphasizing the grids and symmetries of the architecture. The installations provoked questioning about the media of glass and mirror, to sway definitions of the materials as interior/exterior liaisons towards a view of them as devices for conflating imagined and real space. 

Sara Daleiden is a curator and series initiator for Schindler Lab