Sacred concrete redox (2014)
 

 

Single-screen HD video (1920 x 1080) 40 min videoloop no sound.

The extremely slow combustion of utopian models; a symbolic image and an aesthetic experience: the ineffable beauty of destruction and transience.

The chapel of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp gone up in flames. Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut de Ronchamp, is one of the finest examples of the architecture of Le Corbusier.

The sculptural qualities of le Corbusier’s architectural wonder are translated into a continuous looping time based piece. A burning cut out paper model hints at transitoriness and instability of even the ‘most modern’ of cultural icons.

Other works in this series: Spaceship earth redox (Buckminster Fuller), Great library redox (Broek&Bakema), Filaments (Gaudi), Walking City  (Archigram)

Here is a longer videopreview (4 minutes)