Ruins & Beginnings: The Dom​-​ino Sessions

 

During Tuned City – Messene (2018), architects Christian Espinoza and René Rissland established an experimental structure based on Le Corbusier’s Dom-ino House as part of their research during the festival. The structure is comprised of the concrete framing of an unfinished house. Espinoza and Rissland generously invited people to use it as they imagined. Lanterner (Steve Bates and Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt) proposed a series of live improvisations with the other artists who have participated here including the AOL – artists Franziska Windisch, Nicolas Spencer and Florian Tuercke .

 

DOM-INO VIBRATIONS – Messene

Project by Christian Espinoza (CL), René Rissland (DE)

In 1914 Swiss architect Le Corbusier designed his Dom-ino System. This Construction System was to be completely independent of the floor plans of the house, thereby giving freedom to design the interior configuration. Long before Dom-ino Le Corbusier began his career with studies about Greece. In fact he was fascinated by the ancient architecture of the Greek Polis. So it could be an inspiration for creating Dom-ino.

It was in the 1910’s that reinforced concrete was introduced in Greece. The Dom-ino system first inspired a small group of Greek architects before being assimilated by the Greek construction industry, cause the principles of the dispositiv were easy to understand, to assimilate and to reproduce. Till today, the Polykatoikia Typology as application of the Dom-ino system has strongly influenced the informal bottom-up development of many Greek cities.

The unfinished skeleton structure in the heart of Mavrommati can be seen as built metaphor for both, the triumphal progress of Dom-ino in Greece just as the common informal construction tool for vernacular Greek Architecture. In its rudimentary state, it is a perfect place for artistic and social appropriations.

This project will activate the space as experimental laboratory. Different formations of wire arrangements catch electromagnetic signals from the atmosphere, unforseeable events from the realm of short-waves. The Structure itself will be used as big antenna telling us about present tuning politics. The hidden Sounds of the Aether (the ancient Greek word is Aithḗr) will be made audible for the people on the Ground Floor.

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Acts of Listening schedule

Wednesday December 6th
16:30
AOL#1
Nicolas Spencer, Barbara Gonzalez, Paul Gründorfer
La picá del Zombie (info)
Plaza Simón Bolivar

Thursday December 7th
11:00-19:00 (installation all day)
AOL#2
Christian Espinoza
Listening parasites #1
interseccion de escalera Tte Pinto y Pasaje Ruskin (Intersection of Stair Tte Pinto & passagem Ruskin) Cerro Mariposa

12:00-13:00
Franziska Windisch
preparation workshop for Encounters (AOL#3 + AOL#8)
meeting point: PCDV entry

15:00-16:00
AOL#3
Franziska Windisch
Encounters I
meeting point: PCDV entry

Friday December 8th
11:00-13:00 (installation all day)
AOL#4
Christian Espinoza
Listening parasites #2
Entrance Escalator Polanco, Almirate Simpson

16:00-19:00
AOL#5
Florian Tuercke
Urban Audio micro.chills
Estation Baron

Saturday December 9th
14:00
AOL#6
Florian Tuercke
Opening of Museo Tsonoro
Plaza Sotomayor

16:00-19:00
AOL#7
Florian Tuercke
Urban Audio micro.chills
Plaza Brasil

18:00
AOL#8
Franziska Windisch
Encounters II
meeting point: PCDV entry

Sunday December 10th
11:00-14:00
AOL#9
barco de cueca experimental
meeting point: Muelle Prat

14:30
AOL#10
Nicolas Spencer, Barbara Gonzalez, Paul Gründorfer
La picá del Gaviota
Caleta Portales
all the time on apointement

AOL#11+12
René Rissland
Secret Moments of Listening I + II
(individual tour, times flexible, please approach rene)
Poblacion Marquez + Cementerio de Playa Ancha

 

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AoL at Tsonami 2017

During the last 10 years our organization Tsonami has been working around the topics of sound and city with the aim of promoting the development of critical artistic processes, using the sonic imagination as a way of addressing social, acoustic, geographical and territorial complexities of Valparaiso.

The 11th edition of the festival will host and co-produce the Acts of Listening project in Valparaiso, starting the 21st of November 2017.

This blog will be the logbook of the project.