July 18, 3 pm – 4:30 pm
The opening celebration will feature architects Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa’s live walk-through of their immersive virtual exhibition accompanied by a poetry reading by Marie Howe and a percussive performance by Fast Forward. Free Admission.
‘T’ Space is proud to open its 2020 Synthesis of the Arts season with our commission of Ensamble Studio’s online interactive exhibition, the latest project to come out of their acclaimed Ca’n Terra: Architecture of the Earth. Ca’n Terra transforms an abandoned stone quarry in Menorca to make imaginative architectures about reading space, recycling landscape, and quarrying light. The architects propose “a trip to the interior being of matter, and recognize the freedom with which it gives us spaces to live.”
The livestream opening celebration brings together architecture, poetry, and music in a conversation about nature, domesticity, spiritual rhythms, and our futures.
Ensamble Studio is the internationally acclaimed Spanish architecture team founded in 2000 by architects Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa, whose work balances imagination and reality, art and science. Marie Howe is the author of four volumes of poetry described as “luminous, intense, and eloquent, rooted in abundant inner life.” Fast Forward will perform on the Trinidadian steel pan and domestic instruments/objects while wearing a Go-Pro. He adopts a sculptural approach to creating sound.
Free Admission to the Livestream Opening Celebration.
RSVP – July 8 | Richard Armstrong
RSVP – July 9 | Daniel Belasco, Al Held and Architecture: Line, Structure, and Space
RSVP – July 14 | Chris Perry and Cathryn Dwyre, Pneuma Studios, Ambiguous Territory
RSVP – July 15 | Ashley Simone, Value and the Metaphor of Phenomenology in the Representation of Built Form
RSVP – July 16 | Anthony Titus, Head in the Sky / Eyes to the Ground
RSVP – July 17 | David Leven and Stella Betts, Thirteen Ways
RSVP – July 20 | Stan Allen, Situated Objects: Architecture and the American Landscape
RSVP – July 23 | Yasmin Vobis, Formats
“Modern Philosophy, starting with Hegel, has succumbed to the strange illusion that man, in distinction from other things has created himself.”
– Hannah Arendt, The Life of the Mind
“When we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.”
– Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth
“A breath is enough to invoke the realm of religious experience.”
– Paul Klee
I imagine the coronavirus, this strange breath – robbing plague engulfing the globe today will change humanity. On this earth, being alive is a gift. Today, we are humbled and shocked by the unknown. Our vulnerable species – humankind – has, in recent decades, caused the disintegration of ecosystems of nature at a cataclysmic rate.
Going forward our species must re-value itself – we must have a transformation of consciousness including at least eight points:
1. Respect for the power of nature.
2. Our primary action is to protect our home, earth.
3. Recognize we are a global community, not nationalistic tribes.
4. Planning for all environment and architecture should embrace our codependence.
5. Privatized and political tribe-like divisions must be abolished.
6. Intolerance of power abuse, lies, and manipulation of media.
7. Deep appreciation for workers in healthcare, farming, food supply, and all community supporting actions.
8. The primacy of creativity and the spiritual optimistic force in all the arts.
-Steven Holl, April 8 2020
‘T’ Space is a multidisciplinary arts organization in Rhinebeck, New York. Join us for performances, exhibitions, and Rural Compression, a residency program for emerging architects.
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