White box black box: at the edges of sound and light


White box black box: at the edges of sound and light
Colloque International : De Xenakis à nos jours : Le Continuum et son développement en musique et en architecture



White Box
the space of exhibition
the space of installation
edited and reduced to accomodate fine art

Black Box
the space to facilitate
the space to make possible
expanded and diffused with performance

The proposition seeks through the choreography of movement, sound, and light to investigate the nature of space in its poetic and emotive qualities and to articulately craft the boundaries and limits through the use of specific materiality, fabrications, and assemblies, the architecture of contemporary cultural practice and political expression, an architecture determined by its occupancy and use.

In a post cinematic world, creative production transcends the norms of traditional media and disciplines. Not unlike the integrated practice of architecture, the practices of fine art and performing art are more often than not, combinatory in their execution and rooted in a multiplicity of references.

Light and sound are the palpable materials of architectural containment and are simultaneously the prinicipal forms of its occupation. Traditional spatial composition has relied upon the surfaces of resistance and reflection; space can be understood in the dissolve and blur of the visual and the aural at the limits of perception and tactility.

Current discussions in the academy and in experimental practice are focused on responsive architectures and interactive interface; the work posits the concept of generative archtiectures in terms of materials, hybrid systems, and controls through both improvised and scripted tenancies as acts of invention and innovation.

In Paul Mazursky's film The Tempest, John Cassavettes plays Prospero as an architect rebuilding an a ancient amphitheatre on a Greek isle. He lifts his glasses to the darkening skies ..... the lighting flashes, the thunder roars, and the waves crash on the shore "show me the magic"


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Université de Rouen
European University of Cyprus
University of Cyprus
École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Normandie (Darnétal, Seine-Maritime)
Centre Iannis Xenakis


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Lieberman, David. Conférencier et École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Normandie (Darnétal, Seine-Maritime), “White box black box: at the edges of sound and light,” Centre Iannis Xenakis., consulté le 27 mai 2024, https://www.centre-iannis-xenakis.org/items/show/4085.