19 June 2013

Ryoji Ikeda's Test Pattern [No 5]

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It is on at Carriageworks, Eveleigh until July 1st!
There is still time!

How to explain the experience of being together with Ryoji Ikeda's work?
I would say it reminded me of the experience of early morning meditation at Kyoto's temple when I went for Zen training a few years ago.
This was probably the closest experience to Zen outside the context of the temple.

Overpowering sound and light concluded the world into "self" and "everything else".
Simple, yet powerful.


10 June 2013

Face Value

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Interesting coverage by Indesign magazine Issue 53....

We were seated alongside other designers for a photoshoot, I mean, us (humans) rather than our projects (architecture).
These days, images of designers are becoming more and more important, designers (as humans) need to be more recognisable.  Every project we take on are journeys of faith between the designers and the clients, being recognisable sometimes provide clients with more confidence...
Before we proceed onto the projects, we often found that we need to find common ground with clients in our values, thinkings, morales and philosophies.. i.e. as humans, as "comrades"in the project.

Anyhow, it was certainly an interesting experience to be covered by press as humans!

from left to right: Chris Hardy, Alex Ritchie, Olivia Shih (me) (Facet Studio) and Yoshihito Kashiwagi (Facet Studio)
close up of the right page...
Cover of Indesign Issue 53