Claire McCaughan and Lucy Humphrey are working on a project for the Australian Pavilion with their organisation Archrival, and wanted to extend an invitation to the EmAGN network to be involved. This is a special invitation to be part of Archrival’s Global Workshop: an experimental sub-project for their installation ‘Arena Calcetto’ at the Australian Pavilion, 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Archrival is 1 of 6 teams exhibiting in the Australian pavilion under the theme ‘Formations: New Practices in Australian Architecture‘. They have created an installation with a series of tall timber structures sited amongst the trees in the entry forecourt of the pavilion. It is a bold, site-specific work with a playful twist – the structures house beautifully made custom fussball tables which can be used!
Archrival is now inviting architects, artists, designers and other creative ‘makers’ to create custom fussball player objects for the installation.
Arena Calcetto explores the theme of ‘Formations’ and was conceived to represent Archrival’s practice ideals; to engage a wide number of collaborators and to create new connections between the audience, exhibitors and curators at the Biennale. Archrival would especially love to be able to involve emerging architects from around Australia in this project. Archrival is asking for the submission of an individual player or a team of 11 players. They have prepared a detailed design brief and have provided base design templates to work with:
Download the Design Brief here
Download the Player Templates here
+ more information at http://www.archrival.org/global-workshop.html
The deadline for submissions is 14th August, and for Sydney-siders, Archrival is holding fortnightly workshops in Surry Hills to create the objects and the next one is July 23. This is a unique chance to be involved and to create new work to exhibit with Archrival in the Australian exhibition.