Swiss artists Les Frères Chapuisat present: CORNERSTONE

Swiss artists Les Freres Chapuisat live and work at the Neutra VDL House, creating their first California installation.

Event Details

Location

Neutra VDL Studio and Residences
2300 Silver Lake Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90039 United States

Date

February 04, 2017 4:00 pm - April 01, 2017 3:00 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-07:00)

Cost

$0

The Department of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona (CPP ARC) has hosted Swiss artists Les Frères Chapuisat to live and work at the Neutra VDL House to create their first installation in California. Installed in the courtyards of VDL, Richard Neutra’s architecture acts as host to a parasitic structure made up of thousands of board feet of pine plants.

The property and installation is open to visitors on Saturdays 11am to 3pm, from Saturday, February 4 to April 1, 2017.

The Chapuisat Brothers (Les Frères Chapuisat) constructions “transform space, turning interior and exterior boundaries inside out and toying with the perception of a subjective reality. They demand visitors’ active participation, putting them into the position of being an explorer. These environments break down visual and intellectual habits, testing the explorers and obliging them to trust in their senses.”

Bios

The Chapuisat Brothers

The Chapuisat Brothers both received an artistic education abroad for a number of years before ending up in Geneva in 2001, where their contrasting experiences led them to develop an interest in spatial studies. Their constructions transform space, turning interior and exterior boundaries inside out and toying with the perception of a subjective reality. They demand visitors’ active participation, putting them into the position of being an explorer. These environments break down visual and intellectual habits, testing the explorers and obliging them to trust in their senses. Often compared to cocoons or burrows, these installations harbour striking powers. They provoke ambiguous emotional reactions in visitors, like dreams which mingle curiosity, surprise and discomfort.


Photo: Neutra VDL Studio and Residences by DavidHartwellOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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