News & Calls

August 23, 2012

We are pleased to announce that Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou’s latest monograph

Tracing the Shadows of the Real through Interstitial Drawing in Art

has been released today 17th December 2015 by LAP – Lambert Academic Publishing.

The publication as well as existing monographs by the author can be ordered at special discounts on morebooks.

BOOK ABSTRACT

Interstitial drawing and diagramming enable us to reveal and engage with the ‘unseen’ that exceeds the limits of the ‘known’. As a condition of emergence and transitionality, interstitiality inspires our engagement with the interacting ‘layers’ of the ‘real’. In an effort to ‘read’ the obscure areas between 0 and 1, the unanticipated relations and tensions between thinking, experimentation, observation, representation and mathematical models can be innovatively revealed, reconditioning the parameters of vision, energy, information and matter. Through interstitial drawing and diagramming, unknown situations, e.g. inaccessible complexities, paradoxes and potentialities, inspire innovative practice and research in art and the related fields. The conditions and phenomena of space may become part of the creative process directly or indirectly. Code and software are used not as a ‘blank paper’, but as a generative, transitional and unstable ‘environment’. ‘Phase spaces’ and in-formation geometries emerge through the dialogue and the critical limits of philosophy, mathematics, optics, information technology and cosmology.

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NEW PUBLICATION

Interstitiality in Contemporary Art and Architecture

 

The new monograph by Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou:

 Interstitiality in Contemporary Art & Architecture: An Inter-passage from Delineating to Unfolding the Boundaries of Space

LAP – Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012 (ISBN: 978-3-8383-7501-4)

and other monographs by the author can be ordered on morebooks.de, amazon & other major booksellers worldwide.

 

Abstract

The present study offers an investigation into the notion of interstitial space and its creative exploration in architecture and site-specific art, realized through digital technology. Based on cosmology, Quantum Physics and information theory, instead of being perceived as a ‘ground zero’, space is evolving and heterogeneous as it comprises of multiple interacting layers of virtuality and reality. Contemporary site-specific art is marked by a growing interest in exploring emerging interstitial spaces including transitional and unsettling in-between spaces, the emergence of which, deeply challenges spatial and disciplinary boundaries. Such an investigation includes a creative exploration of the possible inter-relationships between various types of reality and the dynamic and unsettling points of intersection enabling various kinds of exchange between those realities. The emphasis is placed on the ways in which, potential interstitial spaces can be creatively revealed through various modes of innovative spatial intervention such as mixed realities, parallel sites, inter-spaces, infra-spaces.

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NEW OPEN CALL

arts and creative media projects
theory and research papers
architecture and urban design proposals
opening 10.08.2012
closing 28.09.2012
Urban Transcripts 2012: London the (n)ever-changing city
London has a reputation of a vibrant, dynamic city constantly reinventing and transforming itself; a highly adaptable organism that embraces change and, like an astute tradesman, turns it to its own advantage. From street-fashions to the redevelopment of entire urban areas, London is an ever-changing city. Yet, despite its apparent dynamism, this is the never-changing city of a society functioning through a remarkably resilient class-system, where Victorian houses keep resisting ‘continental’ apartment buildings, their residents peacefully ruled by a partly unelected and hereditary system of governance.
“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”, the more things change, the more they remain the same. This often-quoted epigram by Alphonse Karr, could fittingly refer to these observations. But in what ways does this really apply on the city? Which are London’s never-changing substrata? And which are its ever-changing manifestations? How do they impact on one-another? Can change and innovation happen in the absence of a rigid framework? Or can it be that stable and robust infrastructures actually form the basis for change in the superstructure of the city? Does this change really matter? To who, and under what conditions? In what ways does the city’s built environment change in response to socio-economic forces? How does it itself impede or support socio-economic change?
We invite submissions of work exploring this theme in the following categories:
a. arts and creative media projects
b. theory and research papers
c. architecture and urban design proposals
Participants are invited to register through our website individually or as a team of a maximum of five members. Registered participants can submit their work online by 12.00 midnight London time, Friday 28 September 2012.
Visit our website for more information at http://www.urbantranscripts.org
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