‘The Bachelor’s Landscape’ by Adam Casey
University of Nottingham, 2010
“A printing system for the exhibition of entropy and change within the motion across the landscape, which was inspired by phenomenological expressions of enclosure and described through Duchamp’s ‘Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even’ as an analogy and spatial configuration for an architecture that deals with motion, light and density. The system extracts motion from the landscape and theatrically translates it into a performance of Duchamp’s Bachelors. Using the analogy of the human-machine which Duchamp explores, I present a series of deconstructed ready-made mechanical structures that manipulate the configuration of my architectural press, provoking a phenomenological experience of shifting boundaries.
An architectural space which is created through the characteristic enlightenment of a composer to his performance pieces, the bride to her bachelors. These performance pieces act as marionettes that are directly influenced by the shifts of the composing structure, creating narrative spaces based on Duchamp’s ‘Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors’. The motion of these pieces is then fragmented through light and steam onto the external skin of the structure, presenting the man-made representation of motion back into the landscape.
I am intending to create a parametrically controlled structure for the mimicry of motion in a fractured landscape. Just as I have fragmented the sewing machine through programmatic intervention, of introducing new functions into the workings of the device, the structure will fragment the geometries created by motion across the site, presenting these synectic geometries for a new understanding of ‘horismos’ and allowing for a hybrid landscape of transient spaces.”