Category Archives: Installations

Dlectricity Installation: Light Terrain

 

RogueHAA’s DLECTRICITY submission, Light Terrain, was one of the 35 installations chosen of 225 global submissions.  Light Terrain was installed on the southwest corner of Woodward and Warren, across from the Wayne State University Welcome Center.

Terrain Vague.  Ignasi de Solà-Morales defines terrain vague as land in a “potentially exploitable state but already possessing some definition to which we are external,” or “strange places” that “exist outside the city’s effective circuits and productive structures.” Detroit is an often cited characterization of Sola-Morales’ concept, yet these “strange places” are typically understood as either unacceptable results of economic decay, or as sites of optimistically unrealistic potential divorced from the realities that created them. Our installation sought to bring a more nuanced approach to Terrain Vague that both recognizes the realities of urban vacancy while maintaining the possibility inherent within. By creating a space for interaction and conversation, our installation attempts to both literally and conceptually establish a provisional ‘ground’ for interaction among DLECTRICITY viewers that strikes a balance between planned and spontaneous, solid and void, architectural surface and landscape

Light Terrain.  Comprised of an articulated landscape of varying light sticks, the installation catalyzed interaction through the application of a responsive architectural skin (membrane/layer/field) to the existing building and ground conditions. Like an luminous synthetic ivy, the installation expanded across the site in an organic field both defining new spatial potential and enhancing the existing context – literally and conceptually tying architecture to landscape.

 

 

ROGUEHAA AT DLECTRICITY

RogueHAA’s DLECTRICITY submission, Light Terrain, was one of the 35 installations chosen of 225 global submissions.  Light Terrain will be installed on the southwest corner of Woodward and Warren, across from the Wayne State University Welcome Center.

For more information about rogueHAA’s concept and project statement for Light Terrain, see DLECTRICITY Competition Entry.

“Inspired by nighttime arts festivals from around the world, DLECTRICITY, Detroit’s new nighttime, contemporary light art festival, will host 35 local, national and international artists whose cutting edge works of art, lighting design and performance will illuminate the historic architecture of Midtown. For two electrifying evenings, Midtown Detroit will be enveloped in a sea of light as a number of artists converge on Detroit to “light up” buildings and city spaces in Midtown using various mediums that meld sci-fi technology with Victorian spectacle on a grand scale.” -www.dlectricity.com

DLECTRICITY is a production of Midtown, Inc. and Detroit Gallery Week.

archiCULTURAL SHIFT Panel Discussion + Exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

Last weekend, rogueHAA was pleased to present The archiCULTURAL SHIFT, the last panel discussion in its Provocations: Challenging Detroit’s Design Discourse series. Held in the MIES Storefront at Lafayette Park, this event was part of the Detroit Creative Corridor Center’s Detroit Design Festival 2012.  ArchiCULTURAL panelists discussed how their roles, theories, and work have been affected by our society becoming increasingly information and time-centric. We would like to thank our panelists for their expertise and participation in this event: Continue reading

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SPACEBUSTER @ ARCHICULTURAL SHIFT

Spacebuster @ RogueHAA for Detroit Design Festival 2012 from detronik on Vimeo.

 

 

 

 

 

As the finale of ArchiCULTURAL SHIFT, District VII projected a fantastic video installation onto the SPACEBUSTER temporary pneumatic event space.  The SPACEBUSTER by Raumlabor was provided by the Storefront for Art and Architecture, NY and Flint Public Art Project.

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THANKS FOR THE VIEW, MR MIES: LAFAYETTE PARK DETROIT

Placement is pleased to announce that “THANKS FOR THE VIEW, MR. MIES” is finally available in print.  “Thanks For the View Mr Mies” is authored by Danielle Aubert, Lana Carver, and Natasha Chandani.  As previously displayed within the MIES Storefront space during the INSIDE LAFAYETTE PARK exhibition, the book includes photos, essays, and ephemera that look inside the lives of the current Lafayette Park residents.  The book is published by Metropolis Books, distributed by D.A.P., and will soon be available in all major bookstores around USA and Europe. Pre-orders on Amazon.

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the ArchiCULTURAL SHIFT – Panel Discussion, SPACEBUSTER by Raumlabor Installation, and Exhibition for Detroit Design Festival

rogueHAA is pleased to announce their next event, The archiCULTURAL SHIFT.  As an integral component to the Detroit Design Festival, this event is comprised of an exhibition, panel discussion, and SPACEBUSTER by Raumlabor installation.  All components seek to address the following issues and aim to foster creative relationships between the architectural and informational technology design communities.

Historically, architecture has been understood, practiced, and theorized as the discipline of space – the designed manipulation and configuration of form, material and structure.  Evolving throughout the millennia, architecture has also been employed to identify and solve social conditions through the use of materials and spatial arrangements. 

In the last few decades, numerous design and architectural critics and theorists have identified cultural shifts within technological societies – from space-centered institutions to time-centered institutions, from material-based economies to information-based economies.

The expansion of publicly available information and the compression of time have affected all design practices, but none more so than the architectural profession.  Compared with other design fields, the prevalent architectural process – project creation, conceptual design, design development, construction documentation, permitting, construction coordination – appears extremely sluggish.  As practicing professionals, we have taken notice.  More importantly, the public and our clients have taken notice.  Our society continues to desire results in shorter amounts of time, often to the detriment of the design process and final product.  As our technological culture continues to shift toward accelerated means of production, will The Architect, one who practices a traditional space-based profession, become increasingly minimized?  Has the Architecture-of-Space become temporal, immaterial, and marginalized?  How can Architecture infiltrate the current information-driven social conditions prevalent within today’s society?  Are we on the precipice of an archiCULTURAL SHIFT?

All events will occur at The MIES Storefront,  1565 East Lafayette, Detroit.
A breakdown of the three day event is as follows: Continue reading

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Dlectricity Competition Entry

rogueHAA recently entered a competition for the upcoming DLECTRICITY festival. For two nights in October, the Woodward Corridor will be filled with light-based art, installations, and performances as invited artists and designers create site-specific work that will activate the evening streetscape. Our project proposal is currently under review but we should have a decision soon so stay tuned.

Below is an excerpt from the project statement:

LIGHT TERRAIN   Ignasi de Solà-Morales defines terrain vague as land in a “potentially exploitable state but already possessing some definition to which we are external,” or “strange places” that “exist outside the city’s effective circuits and productive structures.” Detroit is an often cited characterization of Sola-Morales’ concept, yet these “strange places” are typically understood as either unacceptable results of economic decay, or as sites of optimistically unrealistic potential, divorced from the realities that created them. Our installation seeks to bring a more nuanced approach to Terrain Vague that both recognizes the realities of urban vacancy while maintaining the possibility inherent within. By creating a space for interaction and conversation, our installation attempts to both literally and conceptually establish a provisional ‘ground’ for interaction among DLECTRICITY viewers that strikes a balance between planned and spontaneous, solid and void, architectural object and landscape. Continue reading

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