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Interior Life

By Tim Renshaw, Mary MacLean and Bernice Donszelmann

Abstract

Interior Life was curated by Tim Renshaw, Mary Maclean and Bernice Donszelmann who together form ‘Outside Architecture’. The aim of this project was to argue that interior space should not be negatively defined as a retreat from the public realm. Instead, following the thought of the philosopher Peter Slotterdijk, interior space was proposed as a human need. The five artists selected by ‘Outside Architecture’ each visualized this need differently. A contention here was that interiors give rise to a multiplicity of experiences that potentially change the way we dwell in contemporary man-made space. This contention was primarily figured in relation to the materiality of contemporary interiors. Each gave attention to the effects of contemporary materials and surfaces and each considered that these forms produce new modes of sensing and immersion in a place.\ud The exhibition included two talks by the members of ‘Outside Architecture.\ud The project was supported by an Arts Council of England grant of £6,323 \ud \ud www.ucreative.ac.uk/galleries\ud \u

Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:centaur.reading.ac.uk:18093

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