CCA Exhibition

During the summer 2002, the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA) asked 5 Canadian offices to build a temporary installation relating to the theme of September 11. We were commissioned by one of the offices, Built, to produce a video be projected onto their installation. Built looked at destruction in the eye, getting as close as they could to the moment of disaster. They suspended aluminum rods in midair to form two curtains. Visitors passing between the two metal curtains make the rod clang against each other. At the end of the aluminum alley, a screen is obliquely suspended.

Our video proposes to emphasize the sensual experience of the coldness and rawness of the metal rods against human flesh. Shots of the moving rods at different speeds, taken from different angles are intermingled with naked body parts. These manipulations result into hybrid forms, where metal and body become one living entity.