It should be obvious, but this installation isn’t a vacuous container waiting to be filled, or an imposed absence in the wake of withdrawal or in the name of sobriety. It’s about facing the strange blankness of an installation about an installation’s liminal elements. It’s about those things that take up so much time and consume so much of the budget. It’s about reading something when there is nothing there to read. It likes to quibble. Or maybe it’s even more obvious. Maybe, like the title (that we are no longer sure about) this installation is about the anxiety produced by blankness and the terrifying struggle with the terrifying question - are you sure this is enough? Or is it too much?
About Andrew Atwood
Andrew Atwood is a principal of First Office, an architecture practice founded with Anna Neimark in downtown Los Angeles. Atwood is faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture where he teaches Design Studios and Visual Studies Seminars. First Office’s work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad, including the Beijing Biennale, the Pacific Design Center, the Storefront for Art and Architecture and an upcoming show at the MAK Center, Los Angeles, among others. With Neimark he has published articles in Project Journal, ThinkSpace Pamphlet, and a forthcoming issue of Perspecta. Atwood holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Richmond and an M.Arch I from Harvard GSD. First Office has completed projects in San Francisco, Afghanistan and Los Angeles.
Opening Reception + Exhibition Discussion: Friday, July 26, 7pm
Andrew Atwood and SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss discuss the exhibition