University of Michigan Press
The work of Diller + Scofidio questions how architecture may contribute to a
probing and unresolved engagement with the world by challenging the images of
stability and control we conventionally confer upon our buildings.
Their new design for The Eyebeam Atelier in New York not only reveals the
innards of the museum by making a huge transparent billboard of the people, art
and media-technology it contains, it also frames the intrinsically mutable
identity of any contemporary cultural institution. In the end their proposition
for this new media arts and performance center does much more than simply
provide an armature for a new vision of art and technology--it produces vision
itself. Essay by Kenneth Mitnick.
96 p., 25 x 19 cm