Lebbeus Woods in an Archetype/Earthwave Installation Opening

Earthwave Installation Opening Reception
Designed by Lebbeus Woods, in collaboration with Christoph a. Kumpusch
June 28, 7pm
Traction Triangle at Bloom Square, At the intersection of Traction Avenue, Rose Street and East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Installation on view June 28 – December 1, 2013

SCI-Arc Gallery
October 11–December 1, 2013
October 11, 7pm: Exhibition Opening Reception & Symposium
With Hernan Diaz Alonso, Christoph a. Kumpusch, Dwayne Oyler and Alexis Rochas

Lebbeus Woods is an Archetype includes an exhibition in the SCI-Arc Gallery and a public art installation in the Arts District’s Bloom Square, both aiming to demonstrate the fearless nature with which the late visionary architect and draftsman created.

Three blocks away from its campus in downtown Los Angeles, SCI-Arc completed Woods’s Earthwave, an “inhabitable drawing” originally designed, but never built, for the 2009 Biennale of Architecture and Art of the Mediterranean in Reggio Calabria (BaaM), Italy. Earthwave was initially designed by Lebbeus Woods and Christoph a. Kumpusch in collaboration with Adam Orlinski, and is based on a Lebbeus Woods drawing from 1997. It is an installation that proves to a new generation that there is a fine line between “unbuilt” and “unbuildable.” The temporary 18’x 18’, two-and-a-half-ton steel structure built by SCI-Arc is set to be unveiled on June 28. It includes four parallel steel frame “swarms,” each frame penetrated by a dense field of steel vectors, using the urban Arts District as a backdrop for Woods’s dystopian vision. The public will be invited to conceptually inhabit the sculpture in a 1:1 scale, giving the piece a new dimensionality and relating back to the 2-D and 3-D nature of the project.


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Friday, June 28, 2013
    07:00 pm

  • Where: 

    Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
    Traction Triangle at Bloom Square
    At the intersection of Traction Avenue, Rose Street and East 3rd Street
    Los Angeles, California

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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