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Violence of the sun

Violence of the sun

Spiller, Neil (2017) Violence of the sun. Thresholds 45: Myth. pp. 268-287. ISSN 1091-711X

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The Communicating Vessels is a drawn, polemic architectural project that has been twenty years in the making, it explores the impact of twenty –first Century technology on the old dialectic between house and garden. The project is highly surreal and often uses narrative, particularly the relationship between “The Professor” and “The Boy”. The Professor lives on the Island, that is its site.

By 2015, it was clear that it was time to start to design the major piece of the constellation-the Professor’s house- it has become named the Longhouse. It is a prytaneion, a place of surreal banquets inhabited by ghosts, dreams, desires and mythic creatures. A Memory Palace of shifting relationships, of momentary fluttering’s, cartographies and trajectories, where objects have the same accountability as people. It is a place of flame, of heat, of a rotten sun, of dusk and dawn, where the vertical is assimilated into the horizontal and where Modernism breaks down. The Longhouse is a highly reflexive and responsive series of spaces and relationships. The house choreographs itself and develops this daily choreography by reading its site; this site is a virtual changeling site- constructed infinitely by a mysterious Chicken Computer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Architecture, Communicating vessels, Longhouse, Augmented reality, Myth
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
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