Jorge Otero-Pailos, director of GSAPP’s Historic Preservation Program, speaks with Sandra Uskokovic and Boris Bakal of Shadow Casters in advance of their Spring 2017 lecture at the school. Shadow Casters is a critically acclaimed international artistic and production platform for interdisciplinary collaboration, creativity, and reflection on inter-media art. The duo breaks down their choreographical approach to preservation and discuss how a humanities-focused understanding of the modern city may inform and inspire artistic and political interventions in urban and architectural culture.
“There are about 15 people working in each of our spaces, from anthropologists to dancers. We explore different point of views. We always insist that there is never one point of view. There must be at least 10 to really see the plasticity of a certain place, to see it from different sides, different ages, different social perspectives.” – Boris Bakal