Tricky Lines

January 19, 2016

Erin O’Keefe






April 27, 2012

When I saw Allandale House  it made me think that part of my dream house existed. I love the thought and detail involved in the design. The interior, pictured below, feels like a special, harmonic and contemplative space. My grandfather who was an architect said that if you design what you want on the inside the outside will take care of itself.  Not sure that was the design process here, but it’s close enough when the architect had to take into consideration the “eccentric collection of artifacts” that needed to be housed by its owner.

I actually watched this video without sound and thought it looked interesting and beautiful. When I did have time to listen I was very pleasantly surprised, as the audio is well captured and you get a real sense of what it must be like to navigate this wonderful piece of architectural sculpture. Your ear looks for similarities in sound, like rain falling, and I think inevitably, you also look for rhythms although they evade you at all times. The movements of the wires are so full of character and somewhat frenetic, when you see so many of them wiggling about. It’s playful yet powerful. Would love to have experienced this in person.

Thank you Zimoun.

Zimoun + Hannes Zweifel : 200 prepared dc-motors, 2000 cardboard elements 70x70cm, 2011 from ZIMOUN VIDEO ARCHIVE on Vimeo.