ALEX SCHWEDER

snowballing doorway

ALEX SCHWEDER ROILING INFILL

source: alexschweder

Sited in an extant aperture of a roll up door, two forms of the same size pass air back and forth all day long. As one arch inflates the other collapses and air to fill the engorging arch is sucked from the other. The two arches are in mirrored orientation, participants can pass through the bottom arch until it becomes volatile and the upper up-side-down arch starts to displace its counterpart.
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source: alexschweder
Alex Schweder works with architecture and performance art to complicate the distinction between occupying subjects and occupied objects. These projects include Practise Architecture at Tate Britain, Flatland at New York’s Sculpture Center, Its Form Follows Your Performance at Berlin’s Magnus Muller, A Sac of Rooms All Day Long at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Counterweight Roommate in Scope Basel, Roomograph at the deCordova Museum, and The Rise and fall in the Marrakech Biennial. The Pollack Krasner and Graham Foundations have funded his projects. Schweder is the author of Stalls Between Walls included in Ladies and Gents, the Gendering of Public Toilets and Performance Architecture included in Urban Interiors. He is a three-time artist in residence at the Kohler Company and was in residence at the Chinati Foundation and American Academy in Rome. Schweder has been a guest professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Pratt Institute, and the Institute for Art and Architecture in Vienna.
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source: the-gopher-hole

Biography: Alex Schweder La’s projects have been exhibited internationally including the Netherlands Institute of Architecture, Henry Urbach Architecture in New York, The Sculpture Center in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Magnus Muller in Berlin. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a Rome Prize fellowship in Architecture and a Pollock-Krasner award. Schweder La holds a masters degree in architecture from Princeton University and has taught at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles.