July 12 – September 3, 2011
Robert Mantho and Michael Wenrich, of the collaboration LOCUS, transform the White Box into an immersive architectural experience exploring altered perceptions of space. CHANGING PLACE represents the fifth iteration of LOCUS’ international interventions where the architect/artists re-envision the found space and challenge visitor’s physical and visual perceptions. The Gray Box media room will feature an excerpt on Gordon Matta-Clark from the film 14 Americans: New Directions for the 1970s (1980).
LOCUS is a collaborative effort formed to make architecture as an act of art in a specific place. Their work is a creative exploration – as the goals and intentions of each project are discovered they come to understand the place in which they are working. Central to their continued work is their requirement for an active participant, whose body and senses are engaged to reveal and question primary spatial relationships. www.loc-us.com
Support for this exhibition comes from UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts, UO Arts Administration Program and UO in Portland. Additional support provided by The Stillpoint Foundation, Henry Frantz,Maxi Jahn, and Charles Stone.