JUNE 2015 COMPETITION

 

The Remembering Hall ///

 

Hallways are transitory spaces and therefore are empty more often than not.  What if passing through a hallway left traces that extended beyond actual occupation?  How might sounds, smells, or shadows create ripples that last minutes, days, or years after the initial source?  What might the mechanism be that records and replays information?  How might the playback of multiple records overlap and interact with one another?  Does the echo of information fade over time? What happens when hallways remember?

Participants are encouraged to explore varied interpretations of memory and inputs not explicitly stated above. Submissions may be conceptual, technical, and/or artistic.

 

 

 

JURORS ///

 

Allison Carafa

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
MS. in Critical Curatorian, and Conceptual Practices

in Architecture, Columbia University

 

Bryce Hubertz

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
M.Arch, University of Wisconsin
Firm: Maison Hubertz

 

Marcello Schiffino

Brooklyn, New York, United States
B.Arch, Temple University
Firm: SBLM Architects

 

ENTRIES ///

 

34 Entries from 15 Countries

François Mahr

Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France

 

Chris Dove

London, United Kingdom

 

Zean Mair-MacFarlane

London, United Kingdom

 

Bryant Lau

Singapore

 

Ivan Cremer

Los Angeles, California, United States

 

Manny Zermeno

Los Angeles, California, United States

 

Ellie Collins

Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom

RESULTS ///

 

 

François Mahr

Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"I love the way the footsteps aggregate over time into a pattern. It would be interesting to look back and try to figure out when was I strolling, rushing, skipping, avoiding; attempting to find patterns within the patterns. This always gives the possibility to overlap various peoples patterns - to find points of connection and divergence."


"I enjoy the work of art produced by recording an individual's walking path as exemplified in this entry - Im reminded of gazing down at a public plaza as traces of movement are impressed upon a newly fallen blanket of snow. The novelty arises in the palimpsest created along the elevation of this hallway - I wish the entry further explored or suggested a technical means to achieve the effect shown."

"While there are several similar entries, this concept excels by utilizing temporal recordings projected onto both vertical and horizontal surfaces."

Chris Dove

London, United Kingdom

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"This entry succeeds in beautifully articulating a response to the brief. In my opinion it's value lays in the questions it provokes regarding siting, memory & community and materiality. In all, a rich investigation!"

Zean Mair-MacFarlane

London, United Kingdom

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"There's something powerful about the concept of a low tech expression of movement through space.  I can see lots of potential for this idea including use of color coding for specific individuals or activities."

Bryant Lau

Singapore

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"I like that in this entry the people participating are the vessels where the traces are kept. Through chance, interactions are created with the hope that an unexpected moment might be created that has a lasting impact. I think it works best if the people entering the hallway are aware of its purpose - a human interaction memory machine for people who cant find other ways of interaction."

Ivan Cremer

Los Angeles, California, United States

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JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"Should you trust the path hacked out of the wild in front of you, or should you aim for the spot where the sun shine a little bit brighter? Hallway as wilderness where you need to be observant to the signs around you made by those who found a way out."

Manny Zermeno

Los Angeles, California, United States

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"A beautifully crafted entry! The author gives us a look within the walls of the hallway and in doing so reveals arrays of self similar technology.  Given this  level of articulation I would have appreciated a diagram to suggest how the wall sections produce their desired effects - that being said, this entry provokes the imagination!"

Ellie Collins

Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Emre Kolcak

Denizli, Turkey

Xue Zhang

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Marie-Eve Assuncao-Denis

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Chun Mei Tan

San Francisco, California, United States

Wai-Kee Chan

Hong Kong

Kyra Wu

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Rafael Fernandez & Marie-Adelaide Mol

Panama City, Panama

Loren Johnson

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Emre Kolcak

Denizli, Turkey

Theresa Heinrich

Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

Kareem Cousar

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Jonathan Robert Maj, nonOffice

Brussels, Belgium

Emre Kolcak

Denizli, Turkey

Claudiu Chiciudean

Timisoara, Romania

Jaime Levin

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Romans Slinko

Chongqing, China

Azhari Pradityo

Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

Hussam Sabeel

UAE-Dubai-Bur Dubai

Emre Kolcak

Denizli, Turkey

Tom Arleo

Ithaca, New York, United States

Connor Chelmecki

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Esen Gökçe Özdamar

Tekirdağ, Turkey

Penelope Vasquez Hadjilyra

Limassol, Cyprus

Madli Kaljuste

Tallinn, Estonia

Warisara Sudswong

Ithaca, New York, United States

Warisara Sudswong

Ithaca, New York, United States

Henry Rodatz

Bloomington, Indiana, United States

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