29 May 2015

Becoming a Building

Lecture by Michiel Huijben, 16:00, ERforS HQ, BE

Michiel Huijben is an artist, currently based in London, where he is studying the MA Architectural History, Theory and Interpretation at the Cass. Michiel is also co-founder of the blog pietmondriaan.com

ERforS HQ :
Sterstraat 10 Rue de L'Etoile
1620 Drogenbos

From Brussels South / Midi Station:
Tram 82: stop Grote Baan / Grand Route (very close to ERforS HQ)
Metro 4: stop Stalle (P) and walk 10 min.

Note: there are two number 10's in our street, one in the commune of Ukkel/Uccle and ours in Drogenbos!

Lecture starts at: 16:00h.

Supported by: Vision Forum

New York's Architects dressed up at the 1931 Beaux-Arts costume ball as the buildings they designed.

From the verticality of the body as resembled in Greek columns, to people eating and dating walls and other built structures, this talk will propose that buildings share more similarities with us (and vice versa) than we are usually inclined to think. Taking examples from the history of art, architecture, mythology and life in general, it will suggest a number of ways for you to become more like a building, by focusing on the relations and similarities between human bodies and the material environment, and, specifically, to buildings.

This lecture is part of Performing Objects, an ongoing project that experiments with objects and their possibilities to act as an interactive performer towards its users or audience.