SWISS BRUTALISM. 2012

  • Matterhorn, Zermatt /4pm/ 25/10/12.
    Digital print
     
  • Le Corbusier Spectrum
    947–1952: Unité d'Habitation, Marseille, France
    Digital print
  • Tetrahedral structures, enamel paint, 1989 Allorgan Radio, Wireless FM Transmitter, white orchid, three bonsai trees, Le Corbusier's favorite song (Metastasis: dialectic transformations by Iannis Xenakis) and Clitoria ternatea plant based indigo elixir.
     
     
    Iannis Xenakis was a Greek composer, music theorist, and architect-engineer who collaborated with Le Corbusier on a number of architectural projects. The composition Metastasis was inspired by Einstein's view of time (a function of matter & energy) and its structure was based on/ influenced by the mathematical ideas of Le Corbusier. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2O8bMlEijg
     
     
    The Allorgan radio plays Le Corbusier's favorite song softly on a loop to the three bonsai trees, stimulating brutalist or functional growth patterns. The coloured gradient of the tetrahedral structures is the equivalent to the 0-20.000Hz frequency spectrum produced within the musical piece. The Clitoria ternatea (blue-pea) plant based blue elixir is injected into the root system of the white Phalaenopsis 'moth orchid' eventually turning it blue.