International 2008 Archives
Matthew Ritchie and Aranda/Lasch,
Morning Line and Evening Line, Venice and Sevilla (Italy) 14.09.2008 -
The Morning Line is a highly complex "anti pavilion" (Matthew Richie) in which a great variety of interdisciplinary reflections converge. Among these, fractal geometry manifests this principle and is the bond linking The Evening Line in Venice and The Morning Line in Seville. Both are infinitely modular constructions, built from a single shape called "the bit", that assembles with other similar bits to make occupiable spaces. This bit is conceived as an universal brick that can be mapped with Matthew Ritchie's drawings to produce pictures in and of space.
Matthew Ritchie and Aranda/Lasch's The Morning Line realized in collaboration with Daniel Bosia (Arup AGU), musician Bryce Dessner (USA) and sound artist Florian Hecker (GER); cosmotologists/mathematicians Paul J. Steinhardt (Albert Einstein Professor in Science at Princeton University) and Neil Turok (Chairman of Mathematical Physics at Cambridge University) investigates the question how an architecturaal language can be developed where geometry and expression are intrinsically united. Made from an universal bit, a truncated polyhedral shape, The Morning Line is a fractal cycle, a model of the universe that scales up and down while also producing cycles or generations of information. This synthetic process is accomplished chiefly through drawing, where form and content, geometry and expression can become one. This is partly in answer to the holographic principlee that the visible universe can be understood as a hologram, isomorphic to the information on its boundaries. In other words, the universe is a kind of picture. (Ritchie)
14 September -
© ArtCatalyse International / Marika Prévosto 2012. All Rights Reserved
The geometry of the structure concurrently housing its essential "invisible" sonic identity generates a unique intercativity: a sensor system registers and responds to the movments of individuals entering and residing inside the pavilion through a scalable form of music, creating and converting them into new stories.
The Morning Line, due to it's interlocking system of variable models serves as a large outdoor performance and audience/visitor area and furthermore as a "musical instrument" played by new emerging composers and sound artists in the electro-
The Evening Line is closely linked with Matthew Ritchie's own decade-