In conversation with John Wardle
Further conversations, essays and behind-the-scenes process captured in Somewhere Other by Uro Publications.
"Somewhere Other", our installation at the Biennale Architettura 2018 in Venice initially developed toward a solid structure surrounding a series of portals. It was by our own admission, too building-like. The decision was made to disassemble the structure from its working parts and consider it as “an instrument” – much like a camera with its casing removed to express its working functions.
This instrument would require a final element – a lens. The lens would refer the gaze of those entering our instrument back in toward the Arsenale and its space in Venice. The portal does this by combining a series of elements. A chrome tube embedded within the wall of the instrument. That view is then translated through a large glass vial and via a small mirror attached to its end.