Thursday, 26 March 2009

Evaluation of Kawamata's practice in comparison to my own

Kawamata creates projects which border on installation and architecture, his artistic interventions are focused on urban sites. The artist refers to the relationship between the artistic creation /material/ existing space, by composing the work into the existing environment and building a structural connection. Kawamata's works are ingenious simulations of urban situations - roads, bridges, passages, "private" spaces - they are unreal, unrealistic and non-functional objects. The artist relates to the urban chaos of modern cities which is invisible at first glance because it is hidden behind rational, planned structures. Kawamata builds over existing urban objects, facades and interiors with complicated labyrinths of scaffolding, creating a resemblance of architectural "cancer". He defies the rules of logic and symmetry, the laws of architectural rhythm and multi-level hierarchy, questioning the systems of habits linked to utility and aesthetics. His projects provoke associations with the polymorphous and equivocal nature of fractals.

Some of the fundamental themes occurring in Kawamata's practice feature heavily within my own practice. ideas of showing the relationship between individualistic artistic creation/ materials/ and already existing space's, the incorporation of these ideas exist as underlying concepts within my practice. How best can i communicate my ideas, and in what form should these concepts be constructed?

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