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assistance. lo&behold gallery, with Bradley Lloyd and Luke Ferrar for their consistent, professional our friends’ time, talent and support was integral. especially André, Esme and Blam our sponsors are critical to this exhibition’s existence, in its current state. thank you talk about [roughly] modes of representation and subjectivity event 2. special guest speaker architect Dr Lorens Holm is going to lead an exploratory performance by sound architect Vincent Oliver. event 1. the gallery opening, where we’ll be introducing the exhibition with a live two events http://metaarchitecture.blogspot.com threads of research in architecture beyond academic institutions this small, descriptive zine. the exhibition’s substance is an effort by s.m.a.c. to continue drawings representing objective and subjective views, an musical interpretation and and the gallery space we are exhibiting in. This survey is composed of film, film editing, experience of space. for this we have surveyed two spaces in london, a studio apartment

we found we couldn’t do that; we could only represent objectivity, not achieve it we thought being objective would be the most telling counterpart to our representations of an experience of space.

the subject of the exhibition is about this notion of visually representing a subjective what is this exhibition about?

can we be objective?

this film [dis]joiner lends itself to representing what are eyes can see together with our expectations, our memory, our desires; the constructs of our ‘visual field’

between the technical limits of the cameras’ lens and an intuition that makes a space, these drawings analyse the [dis]joiners’ warped space, from through the lens. an appreciation of our visual field allows us to create an architecture of the self.’

what is your visual field?

structure of anything architecture : the action or process of building; construction; the concept, used to complete or add to the latter. a concept which is an abstraction from another meta : (self, adjacent, beyond), is a prefix used to indicate

two measured survey drawings

a video joiner journey of two spaces

‘objective’ representation

drawings interpreted from the film

film

subjective views

meta architecture a template for creating an exhibition 12th october 2010 sean thinking last night about a film we could make...kinda in the same vein as the joiner montages we made for the previous motion picture. ...about the creation of new architecture and spatial experiences out of existing urban/non urban landscapes? nothing too fancy. what you think? we should talk about it next week sometime. we can employ chris’s camera

13the november 2010 hello bradley and luke, thought i would do some sort of cyberintroduction thing to break the ice, though it would be really good to meet up with you guys in the next week or so. i’m the guy sean is doing the exhibition with. very excited about the whole prospect of getting a piece of research/[art?] in an exhibition.

24th november 2010 18:55 vincent sean and myself have been chatting with luke and bradley recently about a proposal for an exhibit in the gallery space in lo records [i think you know the space] for this installation we propose two objects and a short film. it is essentially going to be a piece of research exploring our relationship with the space we are in and how it is perceived. so to cut to the chase, would you be interested in designing the audio to accompany the film, to create a more immersive environment when watching the film? stephen • 24th november 2010 19:07 stephen no. get stuffed.

3rd november 2010 steve we’ve scored the gallery space for something like a month beginning in february! i had a great 3 hour long chinwag and pitch with these two good guys who run a small gallery space down redchurch street, luke and bradley. i pitched the basic premise of an installation piece, based on our rolling discussions over the last month or so, and our thesis research. the idea i spoke of [and we all got rather excited by] is a simplified version of the ideas you and i were discussing before and so we’ll have to agree on that - but i think they genuinely enjoyed the ideas behind it! want to meet for lunch tomorrow to plan it out? [i’m at a team boozer after work today] sean

14th december 2010 dear lorens sean and stephen here. how are things up in dundee? meta architecture is the title of our new work. it will explore themes that we were researching into in our 5th year. [remember the video we made?] we want the event to have two nights; the opening night and a night where we invite a guest speaker to give a talk and have a discussion afterwords. our question to you is firstly, would you like to do it? your book has influenced our work and it makes sense to ask you. . . you could plug your book too! best regards stephen and sean

vince • 24th november 2010 19:08 stephen

15th december 2010 dear sean, dear stephen,

megalolz!

yes, i would be honoured to support you in your endeavours, if you think i am the right person to discuss your work. it is good to see that you are productive.

3rd february 2011 gallery opening night

yeah, totally. i’ve actually been asked to do something very similar twice very recently and i need to record this ep.. i’ve barely started! so i’m not sure how much time i’ll have. when are we talking about and what kind of thing are you after?

as with all things, it is the dates... at the moment, in february, i have to be in dundee: at some time in the first week but i am not sure yet when (for another exhibition) wednesday 09 wednesday 16 wednesday 23 these dates will probably fill up fast.

vincent lorens

10th february 2011 guest speaker dr lorens holm s.m.a.c. is seán mcalister + stephen mackie http://metaarchitecture.blogspot.com

meta architecture an object-subject survey of two spaces

smacyourmail@gmail.com a research project by s.m.a.c.


1 flat in hackney object oriented measured survey - 11/12/10 cad - solvent transfer - 1120 x 700

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2 lo&behold object oriented measured survey - 18/12/10 cad - solvent transfer - 1120 x 750

3 meta architecture a film [dis] joiner of our visual field video joiner + audio by vincent oliver - 2260 x 1220 x 7mins 28secs

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4 untitled reductive drawing of lo & behold pencil + pen - 750 x 1210

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5 splayed vision plan view of lo&behold with 7 points of view illustrated as seen in main film, at 1min27secs

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pencil - solvent transfer - 500 x 700

6 flatscape reductive drawing of a flat in hackney

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pencil + pen - 750 x 1210

7 six points of view plan and elevation of two cameras’ points of view at flat in hackney as seen in main film, at 6mins13secs pencil - solvent transfer - 500 x 700

8 sony dcr-sr70 + canon ixus 90is axonometric of a virtual space, used to compare the fields of view of two cameras pencil - solvent transfer - 500 x 700

9 plan, elevation and three sections of the ‘see-able’ space of the sony camera pencil - solvent transfer - 500 x 700

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9 what the dcr-sr70 doesn’t see

meta architecture  

a research project by s.m.a.c.

meta architecture  

a research project by s.m.a.c.

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