By Madeline Gins,Shusaku Arakawa

This manifesto is a verbal articulation of the authors' visionary conception of ways the human physique, structure, and creativity outline and maintain one another.

This innovative paintings via artist-architects Arakawa and Madeline Gins demonstrates the inter-connectedness of leading edge architectural layout, the poetic strategy, and philosophical inquiry. jointly, they've got created an experimental and largely trendy physique of work--museum installations, panorama and park commissions, domestic and workplace designs, avant-garde motion pictures, poetry collections--that demanding situations conventional notions in regards to the equipped surroundings. This ebook promotes a planned use of structure and layout in facing the blight of the human ; it recommends that individuals search architectural and aesthetic suggestions to the quandary of mortality.

In 1997 the Guggenheim Museum offered an Arakawa/Gins retrospective and released a entire quantity in their paintings titled Reversible future: we have now made up our minds to not Die. Architectural Body keeps the philosophical definition of that undertaking and calls for a basic rethinking of the phrases "human" and "being." while organisms think complete accountability for inventing themselves, the place they reside and the way they reside will merge. The artists think thorough re-visioning of structure will redefine existence and its obstacles and render demise passe. The authors clarify that "Another strategy to learn reversible future . . . Is as an open problem to our species to reinvent itself and to desist from foreclosing on any possibility."

Audacious and freeing, this quantity could be of curiosity to scholars and students of 20th-century poetry, postmodern severe thought, conceptual paintings and structure, modern avant-garde poetics, and to critical readers drawn to architecture's impression on innovative expression.

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