Recently I was in London for a study trip. The point of the trip was to examine performance and architecture. How can a space can perform or stage a performance?
I have of cause shot pictures of some of the things I found interesting. And of cause I’ll share them with you all now, whether you care or not. They are all very architectural but I hope you’ll enjoy them anyway
Some of us went to TATE Britain to see a exhibition of Rachel Whiteread. This exhibition was mostly her negative casts. As you can see from the pictures she both cast stairs, bookcases, doors, windows, tables and more.
I really found this exhibition interesting and I feel like I got a lot out of it. When you are looking at a negative of something spatial it highlights the little details or imperfections that we have become accustomed to overlook.
The Serpentine Pavilion
As the good architecture students we are, we went to see the Serpentine Pavilion of cause. Here we especially discused how space can stage performance and how space can be a performance in of itself.
The V&A Museum
The last thing I have pictures of is my visit to the V&A. The new courtyard also stages a performance as you enter the museum. You have to walk down stairs to get to the entrance making your entrance to the building a performance framed by the architecture.