…by Keystone Bouchard at 2nd Live
Reflexive Architecture at 2nd Live is a fun and fascinating architectural structure that interacts with you as you move throughout the build. (Utterly reminiscent of something my very very dear and uber talented friend would envision and could create.) Last night, we explored every aspect of the building, which isn’t large…but what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in clean complexity, surprise, and imagination.
It was difficult for me to capture the wonderful interplay between structure and beings (in fact I arrived early to try to do just that)…most likely because that interplay is something begging to be experienced in order to appreciate fully. (And, no doubt, also because I’m still endeavoring to improve my picture taking skills. Still takes me forever to set up a composition, so the “aliveness” of the building made the ready-aim-snap process even more challenging.)
Perhaps one of the most fun parts is the area where you walk into (and through) the description of the build. The words literally stream by — and through and over and under — all around you, immersing you in a consciousness of thought (specifically, the builder’s thought process). Talk about not having a loss for words…there they are, all around, smiles.
But do go and wade through the building. Along with the river of words, we found surprising corners of interaction — motion and sound and light and thought — that responded to our presence and movement. (Check out the NPIRL post on this build, a blog that, like so very many, I feast upon for news of incredible places.)