Andrew Colopy
Faculty Work
Tumble is a PS1 Young Architects Award finalist and was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in 2016. The project comprises six small buildings, first configured for Warm Up in the PS1 courtyard and later re-purposed as artist studios for residency programs throughout the US. Upright, they cast long shadows that shade the courtyard and are ballasted inside by water containers that create a cool place to sit and learn about their future environments. When re-purposed, they are tipped on their sides—tumbled—to become studios for work that is later returned to the city for exhibition.
Through strategies of figuration and configuration, Tumble facilitates new forms of collectivity and a lasting discourse on the city’s dependence on outside resources. In the courtyard, small partitioned spaces create an intimate network of exchange in lieu of the singular spectacle of the crowd. When dispersed, they inject the typically introspective residency experience with a larger collective interest as the studios make legible the collaborative efforts of partnering arts institutions
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