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Architect Alex Schweder Returns to Architecture Fields at Art Omi

ReActor, 2016, Wood and concrete, 16’x44’x8′

Architect Alex Schweder returns to the Architecture Fields at Art Omi for a weekend performance in the spinning, tilting futuristic home ReActor.

ReActor is a 44-foot by 8-foot habitable sculpture that rotates 360-degrees atop a 15-foot concrete column in response to its inhabitants’ movements, exterior forces, and interior conditions, making visible the intimate relationship between architecture and its inhabitants. The work is a collaboration between Architect Alex Schweder and Artist Ward Shelley, and was erected in Architecture Field 01 at Art Omi in June 2016. Since its completion, the pair have inhabited ReActor over a series of three durational performances; during these occupations, onlookers are invited to observe and interact with the residents as they navigate the ever-shifting structure as it reacts to atmospheric conditions. Schweder has described their approach as “performance architecture,” stating that “Our relationship with our audiences is a bit different from many performance art works in that we have conversations about the work with them.”

– artomi.org

DATE/TIME:
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, June 8 – 10, 2018

LOCATION:
Architecture Omi Field 01
1405 County Rt. 22,
Ghent NY

ADMISSION:
Free and Open to the public

MORE:
ArtOmi.org
facebook.com/artomi.org

 

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OMI Arts Center Exhibit, ‘ReActor’ by Alex Schweder & Ward Shelley

ReActor, 2016, Wood and concrete, 16’x44’x8′

ReActor is part of an experimental, performative series of “social relationship architecture” designed and built by internationally renowned architect-artist duo Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley.

Located in Architecture Omi’s Field 01, ReActor is a habitable sculpture, where Schweder + Shelley will live in full view of Omi’s audience. The 44-foot by 8-foot structure rotates 360-degrees atop a 15-foot concrete column in response to its inhabitants’ movements, exterior forces, and interior conditions, making visible the intimate relationship between architecture and its inhabitants.

– artomi.org

ReActor is part of the 2016-17 Architecture Omi exhibition WOOD: From Structure to Enclosure.

DATE/TIME:
Three Day Performance: Friday May 5 – Sunday May 7, 2017

LOCATION:
Architecture Omi Field 01
1405 County Rt. 22,
Ghent NY

ADMISSION:
Free and Open to the public

MORE:
Visit ArtOmi.org.

 

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