Tom Wiscombe : Objects Models Worlds (October 23, 2019)



After an introduction by Hernan Diaz Alonso, Tom Wiscombe argues for a flat ontology, taking one thing at a time rather than stressing relations, noting his practice of collecting things, and organizing by ecologies not categories.

Wiscombe discusses recent projects in terms of five themes:
•“Mystery” e.g. Guggenheim Helsinki (2015); Main Museum of Los Angeles Art (2014, 2017); Dark chalet, Eden, Utah (2017); Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum (2019)
•“Discreteness” e.g. Taichung City Cultural Center (2013); Kinmen Port Terminal (2014); Lima Art Museum (2016); National Museum of World Writing (2017)
•“Models” e.g. Sunset Spectacular, West Hollywood (2016)
•Landing” e.g. National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow (2013); Blockchains City, with Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects (2018); Vilnius National Concert Hall (2019)
•“Tectonic fictions” e.g. Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum translated into a toy by Joe Ledbetter

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