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Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

10 April – 6 September 2009

Collaboration with MOS Architects. Curated by Alessandro Vincentelli


At the time of this exhibition, the demolition of Gateshead’s Brutalist carpark designed in 1967 by Owen Luder was about to begin and grassroots movement to protect the structure was gaining steam. In the second floor gallery of the museum an unstable styrofoam block stack was built using software developed by MOS architects. The software generated stack designs according to the stability variable. The goal of the project was to negotiate with the museum administration the percentage of risk that the museum was prepared to take displaying the object, knowing that the goal of the structure is its potential performative collapse.


Images and artwork are courtesy of the artists and Galerija Gregor Podnar.