From February 12th to 16th, Associate Professor Eric Goldemberg, along with MONAD Studio partner Veronica Zalcberg, participated in Art Wynwood.
MONAD Studio exhibited its work “Farfalla,” a modular candleholder system whose individual components can be made to order. The piece was constructed in two days and nights using mixed media, laser cuts, and 3D printing. The work was presented as an installation at Artstop, an event-space of Art Wynwood. It was done in collaboration with fashion designer Luis Valenzuela, showing an interdisciplinary approach to the creation of art. The name of the joint installation was “Colonize” and articulated several scales of mutant butterflies fluttering with menace and grace.
MONAD Studio was founded by the College of Architecture + The Arts’ Eric Goldemberg, Associate Professor, and Veronica Zalcberg, architect. MONAD Studio is a design research practice focused on spatial perception related to rhythmic affect, with explorations ranging from the scale of urban plans to buildings, and from landscape to installations and product design. MONAD Studio’s designs highlight the range and complexity of sensations involved in constructing rhythmic ensembles. The pulsating activity that results from intense computation gives idiosyncractic personality to the topologies of the designs, creating patterns that operate to transition the diverse scales of representation, reinvigorating the capacity of ornament to provide character and inducing moods and atmosphere through the modified, re-tuned lens of spatial perception and affective alliances. Such rhythmic activity of animate forms is translated to the architectural systems of MONAD Studio as “pulsation.” Pulsation thrives on hyper-charged, syncopated rhythms and sensual drive. It operates via smooth aggregation of discrete, holistically articulated components and de-aggregation of volumes in a state of urban friction, unzipping seams and foraging into spatial crevices charged with rhythmic opportunities.
The work of MONAD Studio has been published in The New York Times, Architectural Record, World Architecture (China), ‘Architecture in Formation’ book, ‘[En]Coding Architecture’ book, ‘Architecture Xenoculture’ book, ‘Digital Diagram II’ book, Conditions Magazine (Norway), i4Design (Chicago), Future Arquitecturas (Spain), Miami Herald, Florida InsideOut (Miami), Design Book Magazine (Miami), Summa+ (Argentina), Evolo Magazine (L.A.) among other architecture journals. MONAD Studio was one of the 5 finalists of the 2008 PS1-MoMA competition and the project was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. MONAD’s entry was also exhibited in New York at the PS-1 Contemporary Art Center – YAP 10th Anniversary show. (Source: MONAD Studio)