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Miguel Sepúlveda

The Morning Line

Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain

May 2, 2009

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Matthew Ritchie with Aranda\Lasch and Arup AGU – The Morning Line CAAC, Seville

The Morning Line is both ruin and monument, the blackened frame of a cathedral-like structure; a drawing in and of space; an ‘anti-pavilion.’ Unlike traditional architectural pavilions, it takes the form of an open cellular structure rather than an enclosure, basing its eloquent visual language on a radical cosmological theory developed by Paul Steinhardt and Neil Turok.

Built from an idealized ‘universal bit’ that can be reconfigured in to multiple architectural forms, The Morning Line uses fractal cycles to build a model of the universe that scales up and down. The architectural and engineering systems capitalize on recent developments in parametric design developed by Arup AGU, and push them to their limits. There is no single way in or out, no final form. The Morning Line’s narrative by Matthew Ritchie revisits John Milton’s “Paradise Lost” to propose a new kind of place that might exist after the second ‘fall’ of mankind – while at the same time acknowledging the unpredictable nature of such a future. Deep inside the structure, an interactive film describes the evolution of the Universe as a story without beginning or end, only movement around multiple centers.

A platform for contemporary music, The Morning Line is as much an instrument as a building, saturated with speakers, using a unique interactive ambisonic system designed by Matthew Ritchie and the Music Research Centre at York University. Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary designated the The Morning Line to be a modular structure, which is capable of being radically reconfigured for alternative performance venues and can adapt to a changing program of contemporary music.

The interactive system registers the movement of anyone inside and converts their presence to build new and scalable forms of music, new stories created by every visitor. It offers a site primarily concerned with generating infinite potential meanings and uses. In other words, it is not only designed for the future, it creates it.



The Morning Line Matthew Ritchie con Aranda\Lasch y Arup AGU Por encargo de Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

en la 3ª Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla (Biacs3), comisariada por Peter Weibel Después de tres años de intensa colaboración entre el artista Matthew Ritchie, los arquitectos Aranda\Lasch y los ingenieros especializados en estructuras geométricas de Arup Advanced Geometry Unit, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (T-B A21) tiene el placer de inaugurar The Morning Line en la 3ª Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla (Biacs3), comisariada por Peter Weibel con los comisarios adjuntos Marie-Ange Brayer y Wonil Rhee. La actual edición de la Biacs, titulada YOUniverse, está dedicada a la convergencia entre el arte, la ciencia y la tecnología. The Morning Line es uno de los hitos de esta bienal. Su elegante y provocadora estructura de 8 metros de altura por 20 metros de ancho, construida con diecisiete toneladas de aluminio recubierto, constituye una intersección de información proveniente de varios campos, como el arte, la música, la arquitectura, la ingeniería, las matemáticas, la física, la cosmología y la tecnología. Elegido como uno de los 100 innovadores del nuevo milenio por la revista Time, Ritchie está realmente interesado por los proyectos interdisciplinares y toma su inspiración de multitud de fuentes. La Fundación Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, por su parte, ha ido gestando en los últimos años una identidad reconocida en el campo de las prácticas interdisciplinares a través de numerosos talleres y de la implementación de encargos innovadores, siendo The Morning Line el más ambicioso de los llevados a cabo hasta la fecha.

Esta construcción pionera, descrita por Matthew Ritchie como un “anti-pabellón” poroso, es a la vez una ruina y un monumento. La estética del pabellón está caracterizada por el constante esfuerzo de Ritchie de crear un sistema de signos coherente con su significado. En lingüística, ese proceso de utilizar símbolos cuya forma represente o esté relacionada con el significado se llama “semasiográfico”. Una de las fuentes principales de la narrativa contenida en The Morning Line es el Paraíso Perdido de Milton. Y dado que las referencias al génesis y a la caída del hombre son elementos esenciales de la obra de Milton, esto confiere una nota sutilmente metafísica a este pabellón artístico.
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Location

Europe / Spain

Lat: 37° 23' 53" N
Long: 6° 0' 30" W

Elevation: 30 m.

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

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Equipment

Olympus E-1, ZUIKO 8mm fisheye, Manfrotto 303 SPH panoramic head, PTGui, Pano2QTVR, Photoshop CS3
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