Architecture and the Virtual (Book)

Architecture and the Virtual is a study of architecture as it is reflected in the work of seven contemporary artists, working with the tools of our post-digital age. The book maps the convergence of virtual space and contemporary conceptual art and is an anthropological exploration of artists who deal with transformable space and work through analogue means of image production. Marta Jecu builds her inquiry around interviews with artists and curators in order to explore how these works create the experience of the virtual in architecture. Performativity and neo-conceptualism play important roles in this process and in the efficiency with which these works act in the social space.

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Architecture and the Virtual is a study of architecture as it is reflected in the work of seven contemporary artists, working with the tools of our post-digital age. The book maps the convergence of virtual space and contemporary conceptual art and is an anthropological exploration of artists who deal with transformable space and work through analogue means of image production. Marta Jecu builds her inquiry around interviews with artists and curators in order to explore how these works create the experience of the virtual in architecture. Performativity and neo-conceptualism play important roles in this process and in the efficiency with which these works act in the social space.

Marta Jecu is a researcher at the CICANT Institute, Universidade Lusofona in Lisbon and is also a freelance curator.

 

Introduction: The multiple is not only what has many parts, but also what is folded in many ways.

 

Chapter 1: Intensity: Performativity and the virtual

Interview with Carlos Bunga, October 2007

Interview with Yukihiro Taguchi, January 2008

Interview with Noam Braslavsky, July 2008

Interview with Daniel Lima, July 2008

 

Chapter 2: Palimpsest: Deconstructed architecture and the idea of the ruin

Interview with Yukihiro Taguchi, May 2007

Interview with Sancho Silva, August 2007

Interview with Michael Krome, July 2009

Interview with Cristian Rusu, April 2010

 

Chapter 3: Leap into documentation: The post-conceptual space

Interview with Carlos Bunga, March 2009

Interview with Yukihiro Taguchi, July 2009

Interview with Sancho Silva, April 2009

Addendum: The Gutai Manifesto

 

Chapter 4: Postdigital and the virtual: A question of density

Interview with Carlos Bunga, March 2010

Interview with Sinta Werner, July 2009

Interview with Yukihiro Taguchi, October 2012

Interview with Michael Krome, July 2009

Interview with Hironari Kubota, November 2011

 

Conclusion

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