In this post I have included a quick ‘sketch’ of the components of which the anti-proposal might include. I have discussed in detail the purpose of this repacking in my reflection document and previously on this blog though it should be noted that this IS NOT something that would be submitted to the OISTAT brief (it is not a revision). It is simply further investigation of my critical perspective. I have also rewritten the ‘200 word’ component in order to better suit this anti-proposal’s abstracted nature.
This is probably also a good opportunity to note the unintended links that have been made by other people. The most significance being my reference to ‘breaking boundaries or walls. Through this pertained to capitalist building structure I am also aware that the nature of the site make this also a reference to the fall of the Berlin wall. This was unintended but I haven’t resisted the link as I think is a positive comparison of advocated change.
Repacked and abstracted text component:
This is Chronic: a chronical.
This is Chronic(al) Intercept.
This is anti-capitalist.
This is anti-gentrification.
This is anarchitecture.
Chronic(al) Intercept serves as both a symbolic and physical revolt against capitalist architecture and intentional gentrification. A chronicle to Gorgon Matta-Clarks Conical Intersect (1975), this ‘reimagined theatre’ continues the dialogue on capitalist urban development and performance art.
This in an intercept: of capitalist architecture.
This is an anti-proposal.
This is blackmail.
This is a retaliation to capitalist driven urban renewal: a physical intercept. Applied to the structure presented, the concept is ‘constructive’. However this gesture is translatable to new or future architecture.
This is a singular gesture.
This is subversive.
This is theatre.
All structure built through conventional systems is capitalist. Chronic(al) Intercept draws from the existing. Within a single performative movement, both ‘stage and auditorium’ are created. The resulting space is to be experienced.
This removes walls.
This transcends boundaries: physical and constructed.
This is public.
This is ‘freespace’.
The spherical intersect shares no one ‘axis’ with the existing structure. The ‘collisions’ create an unfamiliar space, without agenda. The space is free in both form and occupational purpose.