Initiative & Institution Symposium/ Thursday Lecture Series

Thursday 06.03.08, 18.30

lecture/ presentation:
‘add-on, 20 meters in height’, peter fattinger, veronika orso & michael rieper

Listen to the lecture here:  add-on, 20 meters in height – Peter Fattinger, Veronika Orso & Michael Rieper – 06.03.08

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For six weeks “add on. 20 hoehenmeter” transformed Vienna’s Wallensteinplatz into a center of urban interaction: A temporary sculpture capable of communicating and interacting with the general public was temporarily set up as a usable object with its own infrastructure in the middle of an urban square.The basic structure of “add on” consisted of different platforms that rose twenty meters high. In them custom-made spatial modules interlocked with prefabricated parts that had been imaginatively altered from their original functions. As an environment accessible to the general public, the installation’s entire structure was an invitation to explore new worlds, and offered a wide range of views and vistas from various levels. The result was a fascinating diversity of perspectives of everyday life, of our surroundings in general, and more specifically of the location of the platform itself. Accommodation was available in a separate wing; here guests could stay overnight in various modules designed by architecture students.
Offering a dense program of daily events, “add on” also functioned as a venue for lectures, concerts, projects by guest artists and film screenings. “add on” was financed by Vienna’s “Fund for Public Art Vienna” and a number of sponsors.

www.add-on.at

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Thursday 06/03/08, 6:30pm

The Gallery
Department of Architecture and Spatial Design
London Metropolitan University
Spring House 40 – 44 Holloway rd
London N7 8JL

www.asd-realtime.org/initiative-institution/

www.initiativeandinstitution.net

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