When: 7 – 30 November 2016, daily 8.45 – 15.00 Where: Aarhus School of Architecture, Canteen, Nørreport 16, 8000 Aarhus C
About Honor Imperfection
Honor imperfection can be described as a small Wunderkammer, that examines certain aspects of making architecture. Through the careful arrangement of different sets of objects, finished or unfinished things, production tools, surfaces, couplings, moulds, raw materials – all elements that have the charm of the catalogue and their own objective beauty at the same time – the exhibition reflects on the present possibility of granting architecture physical presence, applying both industrial production and craftsmanship.
The investigation thus focuses on the atmospheric qualities of materials and the possible ambiguities between industrial production and craftsmanship. Through the observation of this series of industrial elements, a latency of human presence emerges. The careful presence of “inaccuracies,” even within serial industrial processes somehow detached from any human interaction, attempts to maintain a human dimension of these objects and the buildings they can be used to make.
In relation to the strong virtualization and hyper-industrialization of production processes, architecture loses materiality and the sense of it. This leads to the need to recover the physical quality of buildings, the sensation of their materials, the perceptive qualities related to variations and imperfections of bodies (constructed or otherwise).
This may happen by going back to the working tools, reasserting craftsmanship in the concrete presence of the unfinished materials, coming to terms with the physical quality of architecture, made of materials that are always different, like the people who produce them.
The exhibition is created by Onsitestudio: Giancarlo Floridi & Angelo Lunati with the support of Francesco de Agostini.