[2013] Collage and Architecture by Jennifer A.E. Shields, Routledge Press
Collage-drawings, employing line and photographic fragments while exploiting the negative space of the canvas, range from the geometric order, minimalism, and precision of Mies van der Rohe, Daniel Libeskind, Ben Nicholson, and James Corner, to the utopic/dystopic narratives of Superstudio, Archigram, Rem Koolhaas, and time[scape]lab. Collage-drawings often address the relationship of the body to space and materiality, with clear references to the haptic collages of the Dada and Surrealist artists and the spatial dynamism of the Bauhaus and Constructivism.
08 [22] 12 "Ewing Gallery's 'Confabulatores Nocturni' Considers Notions of Time and Infinity" by Heather Joyner Spica in Metro Pulse
Another striking aspect of Confabulatores Nocturni is its presentation in low lighting. Positioned under glass domes, models occupy shelves projecting from the gallery walls. (The models have been made using a 3-D printer that produces delicate but solid forms from some kind of off-white powder.) Illuminated from beneath, they enliven their companion drawings, and here’s something I can’t say in every review: They are unlike anything I have ever seen before.
11 [17] 11 "Cabins for Contemplation" by Meg Freeman Whalen in CharlotteViewpoint
At its heart, CONFABULATORES NOCTURNI is about contemplation, and contemplation takes time. Watches, cellphones, calendars – all of those things that beep and ring and remind us of what we think we should be doing – will only hinder those who wish to fully engage with this show... CONFABULATORES NOCTURNI has many layers. Certainly, even in just a brief visit, one can appreciate the artistry of the work. But those who are willing to slow down and enter the solitude, to navigate the labyrinth, cross the bridge, climb the tower and gaze at the moon and open up their catalogues of regrets – those who are willing to embrace the wholeness from the pieces – will be rewarded.

 

  • CONFABULATORES NOCTURNI | the work of time[scape]lab

  • CONFABULATORES NOCTURNI | the work of time[scape]lab

  • CONFABULATORES NOCTURNI | the work of time[scape]lab

  • [pe]NUMB[ra] [ut downtown studio gallery]

  • [pe]NUMB[ra] [ut downtown studio gallery]

  • LUNA OSSUARIUM PROJECT [ut downtown gallery, herron school of art and design, and arrowmont school]

RECENT PROJECTS

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    time[scape]lab

    Countering the speed and scale of contemporary society, [pe]NUMB[ra] asks us to take a peripheral view, to look through the shadows that cloud our visions to uncover the sacredness of life embodied in the expansive mythology of the moon.

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  • time[scape]lab

    This installation expands the definition beyond that of the mere physical artifact - a collection of bones - and considers issues surrounding memory and contemporary ritual. Specifically, it questions how our culture engages the passing act.

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  • time[scape]lab

    How might designers invoke a reverence for artistic and literary precedent and engage a kind of twilight condition a realm of dream and storytelling - that expands upon existing conventions of architectural thought?

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  • time[scape]lab

    Stoics of the day, beacons of the night, these vessels are gently hoisted and sand again begins to fall as the memorial awakens.

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