At this Saturday talk, curator Claire Feeley was in conversation with architect Jessica Reynolds to explore Sou Fujimoto’s philosophy of space.
Sou Fujimoto’s design for the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion draws upon a range of guiding sources — from the science of Albert Einstein and the baroque compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach to the ‘cloud archaeology’ of poet and writer Hans Magnus Enzensberger, who described the appearance of the cloud in art history as ‘the most fleeting of all masterpieces’.
Claire Feeley is a curator currently working as a producer at Situations, an organisation committed to commissioning art outside of gallery contexts. Feeley is also co-founder of www.tillwehavebuilt.com, which invites artists to produce new work at architectural sites across the UK. Since 2012, Till We Have Built has run a series of travelling residencies entitled Jerusalem, working with artists including: Becky Beasley, David Raymond Conroy, Patrick Coyle, Richard Healy, Mary Hurrell, Simon Martin, Ursula Mayer, Dennis McNulty, Katrina Palmer, Francesco Pedraglio, Heather Phillipson and Cara Tolmie. Previously, Feeley was assistant curator at the Serpentine Gallery, working on the annual Pavilion commission with Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei (2012) and Peter Zumthor (2011).
Jessica Reynolds is an architect and director of London-based practice, vPPR Architects, recently finalist for Autodesk Young Architect of the Year Award 2012. The studio takes on a highly playful approach to improving the city and its public spaces, working with strong concepts to create architecture that is contextually appropriate and universally legible, often working collaboratively with artists, curators, fashion designers and others. She is a founder of The Architecture Exchange, a platform aimed at fostering debate between architecture and philosophy. Reynolds teaches at The Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, and writes for architecture magazines.