lundi 14 décembre 2009

# The loss of architecture Or: how i learned to stop worrying and love the cyborg by Martin Byrne

The loss of architecture or how I stopped worrying and started to love the cyborg is another brilliant project from Vito Acconci's grad studio at Pratt (see previous post). It has been designed by Martin Byrne in the frame of a research of the hybridization of the human body with products of technology. The project dramatizes a high tech laboratory on Mars which has been desinstitutionnalized over time and then cannibalized in a rough way by small groups of people kind to have their bodies embracing technology.

Here is a short text link to the project:

\\__] transmission received [.


\\After significant research, the Collective for Martian Recovery, has the following to report_]

\\in the early stages of the 21st Century, the now defunct Rosen Foundation (see attached dossier) had developed a highly controversial process by which humans could actively control their evolution. ]]..1001.110.1100

\\the occupants of Mars Colony Spirit_21x-4 were among the first to experiment with these developments. once the foundation's endowment vanished, the building and its products were left to their own devices.

\\at first the facility was simply used to capacity, but quickly went well beyond capacity. Additional production robots were compressed so tightly and with such density within the facility that the shell of the production room could not hold, and has buckled at the robotic platform mountings.

\\it swings loosely from the carbon fiber structure as the building flexes around the user that is being passed from one mechanical hand to another.

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\\not long after this development, the facility's stock of parts was depleted. in order to meet overwhelming demands, new harvesting spaces had to be created, one for each raw material needed; flesh and metal.

\\the technological harvesting digested material from the colony's junkyard, while biological harvesting processed its material from the colony's graveyard.

\\we have found these colonists in an unfortunate, yet fascinating, condition. In the name of science, we recommend maintaining an analytical distance before engagement.


D.k. Phillipson, assistant to temporary presiding mediator

.] transmission end.010.0011.01. [__//

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