Common Places /公共场所

- by Iris Lacoudre

Iris Lacoudre is working within tangible elements of architecture, questioning the ways we inhabit a certain place, rather than imposing a singular vision. From children playgrounds to Hutong yards, Iris widely inquires the domestic gestures enabling a sense of place, a territorial intimacy within common places.

 

For the last three months, Iris has been investigating the immediate context, looking for the commons within architecture, for undefined space, for non-monuments within the city of Beijing. Through the lens of Common places, the research unfolds different scales of inhabitation. The exhibition itself inhabits the space of IFP, as a disruptive gesture, as a silent form. It relates an ever-changing reality, being in constant movement and mutation. The material of paper is being played with, while the exhibition distorts, adapts, questions on different surfaces. It draws fragments, existing corners, imaginary spaces, accidents within a structure, lines to be continued. An open playground, where the limit between inside and outside is blurred.

 

The common place, yet existing, becomes a fragment of a larger environment, a piece of an imaginary project, to which paper is the very first matter. Paper, a publication relating this investigation, will be released during the opening.

 

The visitor is invited to inhabit the space in the way he/she relates to it, and eventually play chess game.

一直以来,Iris都在利用有形的建筑元素进行工作:她用多重视角去质疑我们身处确定空间的感受——从儿童嬉戏的场所到胡同大杂院,有哪些发生在自身生活空间里的行为是可以加强空间归属感的呢?

 

过去三个月里,Iris一直在感受本地语境——她在尚未被明确定义的空间里,比如暂未被视为北京历史性保护单位的建筑物区域里去寻找“公用场所”。通过镜头的拍摄,她的研究将胡同这片居住区的不同层次剥开。或许,展览本身就像栖息在激发研究所这个胡同院子里静静的、但又带有某种干扰性的行为——它和我们每天在变动着的日常生活相联系,自身也处在不断变化和新的混杂之中。Iris在展览中充分运用了纸这种材料,翻看着它里面每一页的不同内容,你可以把它卷起来,可以慢慢适应和它的相处,甚至也可以对里面的内容提出质疑。纸面内所描画的那些生活的碎片、犄角旮旯,又或是想象的空间、在空间结构里的突发事件……都将一一继续——一个开放之地,必然无分内外。

 

当前尚存的公用场所,实际已成为大环境里的碎片,这个由报纸呈现的带有想象意味的项目只是一个开头。《报纸》,这份与调研有关的出版物将会在展览开幕的时候亮相。

 

每个观众都可以以他们自己的方式停留于此,找到和它的关系,或者要不去后院下下棋也行。

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4/F, Suit B7-3A, 706 North 1rd St.,

2 Jiuxianqiao Rd (798 art zone),

Chaoyang District,

Beijing,

CHINA

 

激发研究所

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