areashape
areashape is a virtual space for experiments and reflection at the intersection of between art, architecture, daily life and design. It is a continuous research with many open questions.
Space research (in an architectural and sculptural sense) is one of its main concerns.

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I do not claim authorship of all images on areashape. I try to give proper credit for content in all posts; all image sources are either provided with a ‘via’ link, or a link back to the original website when applicable. Posts are solely inspirational in nature and are not used for commercial purposes. If you are the copyright holder of any imagery you would like removed or credited differently, please contact me.
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architizer:

throw back thursday: architizer celebrates john johansen (1916- 2012) 
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throw back thursday: architizer celebrates john johansen (1916- 2012) 
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throw back thursday: architizer celebrates john johansen (1916- 2012) 
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chappellellison:

Mummers Theater, an icon of postmodern architecture designed by John Johansen, has been approved for demolition.
Preservationists argued the building is internationally recognized and historic, while opponents argued the building has never been functional and drained financial resources of various nonprofit tenants since it opened in 1970.
Stage Center is the only building in Oklahoma City to win an international Gold Circle award from the American Institute of Architects and is the only city building featured in textbooks around the world.

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fromthelionsmouth:

Stage Center, Mummers’ Theater, OKC. 
“Completed in 1970, this eccentric masterpiece has no obvious facades. Rather, it is made up of three major components connected by tubes and tunnels. Ramps, bridges, and ductwork at various levels, as well as the “boxes” for mechanical systems atop the structures, and the brightly colored painted steel have evoked terms like “Tinker Toy geometry” or “erector set” construction from the building’s critics.
Still, this original work was recognized in 1972 with a national award from AIA and it is often cited as John M. Johansen’s major work. In 1983, Stage Center, then the Oklahoma Theater Center, was recognized as one of the Ten Best Buildings in Oklahoma by the Oklahoma chapter of AIA.In 1986 the Arts Council of Oklahoma City purchased the building, which it agreed to renovate and reopen as a theater. It houses two theaters (a 580 seat thrust stage theater and a theater in the round). The smallest of the three units serves as a cabaret, offices, and rehearsal space.”
This building is in it’s last days. Unfortunately they are tearing it down sometime this year. Probably to build a stupid sky scraper or something.
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hiromitsu:

Threatened by tombarnes20008 on Flickr.
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archpaper:

Johansen’s Oklahoma City Mummers Theater Will Live on in Memory
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"Juniper Tree" - Joan Jonas (1976)
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wandrlust:

Mirror Performance, 1969 — Joan Jonas
wandrlust:

Mirror Performance, 1969 — Joan Jonas
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Mirror Performance, 1969 — Joan Jonas
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fyeahwomenartists:

Mirror Piece I, 1969Print / performance 
"Beginning in the late 1960s, Joan Jonas created a groundbreaking series of works that established her as one of the pioneering forces in body art, performance, and video art. Undertaking a sustained examination of the process, politics, and psychology of spectatorship, Jonas adopted numerous strategies for complicating her audience’s relationship to her staged activities. She employed mirrors as props and structuring devices, separated performers and spectators by great physical distances, and eventually incorporated live video feeds that multiplied and fragmented viewers’ perspectives of her actions. Mirror Piece I (1969) featured performers carrying oblong mirrors in slowly choreographed movements before the audience, alternately reflecting their own bodies and the surroundings, and offering the audience a flattened view of itself as an image within the performance. The photograph acquired by the Guggenheim Museum is a rare document of that work, shot by the artist herself. In it a single performer sits in the grass holding a mirror that fragments and replicates her body into an uncanny, almost Surrealist form. In both a literal and pictorial sense, Jonas denies the audience any position of stability from which to apprehend what lies before it." - Nat Trotman
(via Collection Online | Joan Jonas. Mirror Piece I. 1969)
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thecamhouston:

Installation view of Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane. 
More installation images are coming soon. You’ll be amazed out how beautiful they look. We can’t wait to see them in print!
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artsy:

"When I began to work in video I continued to work that way, and I pretended I was making little films in my videotapes. When I began to perform with the video (the video that was going on simultaneously with the live performance) I was making images, a sequence of images."—Joan Jonas
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contemporaryartdaily:

Brian O’Doherty at Simone Subal and P!
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subtilitas:

Plate steel model of Simon Unger's Art City.
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sixtensason:

Simon UngersBasilica uit de serie Zeven sacrale ruimten - 2003
source: http://www.museumkempenland.nl/exposities/archief/?id=120
http://www.simonungers.de
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archiveofaffinities:

Simon Ungers, Bucharest 2000 (Competition), Bucharest, Romania, 1996
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kapujanincs:

Simon Ungers
Red Slab in Space (1993)