I looked up and there it was, a perfect abstraction of an ionic capital and column. Venturi would have included it in his book. My choice of green to inhance its strength was solely based upon a color symbol of growth. I was travelling extensively around northern Spain and architectural projects being signed by the likes of Ghery and Foster introduced a new aesthetic that triggered resistance.
This photograph was taken one night at the "Circulo de Bellas Artes" in Madrid. I was listening to some street musicians and suddently I saw a flower appear in different colors as the lighting experts first played with pinks and yellows and then with blues and greens. The light was being projected onto a tent shape that I later flipped and "sculpted" for months.
Contemporary Art Museum in Berlin. Video projections were set up in recycled containers. A column and a man. A blue green pause for both of us. Time to linger in a city undergoing profound changes. Plans for reunification of museum collections on both sides of the wall. My second trip to Berlin didn't give me any time to linger but did introduce me to a couple of impressive artist in residency programs. Days were spent interviewing founders and directors, evenings spent
This 2008 photograph can no longer be taken because the windows have been closed. The night that this interior was illuminated in red was when the Matadero had just opened as a new contemporary art center and just about all of the 17 former slaughterhouse buildings were still empty shells.