Mark Stanley @ WUHO
Saturday, August 9
6:00 - 8:00 PM (Opening)
WUHO Gallery, 6518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
The exhibit “Other Spacesuits: Self-Contained Atmospheric Envelopes, Craft-Based Making Practices, and the Aesthetics of the 21st Century” claims the Cold-War era Apollo spacesuit as the most exuberant piece of material and cultural production in history, recognizing it as one among many in an ontological genre of self-contained atmospheric envelopes—though some of them no longer resemble ‘suits’ at all—from the gas mask to the indoor shopping mall to the 24-hour news cycle. The project uses the Apollo spacesuit as a catalyst for work on three architectural, but traditionally separate, discourses: the atmospheric and interfacial envelope, the methods of design and production, and the aesthetic projects allied with every designed object. This exhibit is the culmination of a year-long design-research project as the Visiting Fellow at Woodbury University.
Curator Mark Stanley is the 2013-2014 Visiting Assistant Professor at Woodbury School of Architecture and the co-founder of StudioMars, a speculative design-research practice. His work, and that of StudioMars, encompasses writing and making, politics and aesthetics, nature and culture. His approach to practice is based on stitching together ideas, situations, materials, analogies, territories, legalities, constituencies, gimmicks, cheats, and apparatuses of all kinds.
Mark’s projects include a design-build interior renovation in a Mies van der Rohe townhouse in Detroit, Michigan (The Living Machine), the book design of Pamphlet Architecture 34, and the writing and making endeavors of his imminently exhibited design-research project, Other Spacesuits.
Mark holds a Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Design-Research from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture (with Honors) from Texas Tech University.
Opening: August 9, 2014 @ 6:00PM
Closing: August 24, 2014
Regular hours: Thursday 1 - 8PM; Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1 - 6PM