House A (Antonias Workshop)
Like in the round before, a paper collage was composed by the painter Dominique Jehle, using as inspiration the areal picture of the site of a project by the architects Stich & Oswald. Again it was sent by mail to the architects and interpreted by them in a fast concrete relief, using modelbuliding left-over materials as formwork.
Unlike in round I though, in this round, there occurred a misunderstanding: Where as the paper collage depicted the site of an unbuilt project close to Basel, it was interpreted in concrete as another (built) project, 140km away, close to St.Gallen.
The simultaneity of representation of a spatial conditions and intrinsic qualities of the resulting objects is common in architectural plans and in painting. The method of the repeated mail communication produces a cadavre-exquis-like transformation of a site, or a transformation of the perception of a site. Context becomes intention, which is again the context for an intention, and so on. And due to the misunderstanding, this transformation happened in its extreme: Textures grew into buildings, spatial proportions became soft and water was solidified as trees.
The „error“ was only discovered weeks after the relief was sent back to the artist and regarded by both parties as an enrichment of the work. The miscommunication raised the question to which extent our production is real by itself or only becomes real through the perception of the spectator.
Coordinates: 47°27’48.6“N 8°57’55.6″E