By Aranda Lasch
Mirror Finished Stainless Steel
210.8 x 182.8 (cm); 83 × 72 (in)
Price Available Upon Request
Take a lovely view and hide it. This installation is about the art of concealment, camouflage. It involves disguising an object in plain sight by confusing foreground and background information, a common strategy in animal camouflage. In this case, the installation conceals the prized view of the St.Lawrence River from the garden itself.
Aranda\Lasch is a New York-based architectural studio dedicated to experimental research and innovative building. Established in 2003 by Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch, the studio designs buildings, installations and objects through a deep investigation of materials and structure. Winners of the United States Artists Award and Young Architects Award in 2007, their early architectural projects are the subject of the book, Pamphlet Architecture #27: Tooling. Aranda\Lasch has exhibited their work internationally in galleries and institutions dealing with design and architecture. In 2008 they were commissioned by the MoMA in New York to produce a large-scale installation in the museum. They collaborated with Matthew Ritchie on The Morning Line on a work commissioned by TBA-21 that has travelled to Venice, Seville, Istanbul and Vienna. In addition to commercial and residential projects in New York, they completed a 42,000 square foot temporary structure for Design Miami in 2008 & 2009. Aranda\Lasch were featured in both recent 2008 and 2010 Venice Architecture Biennials. Aranda\Lasch continually develops experimental furniture products that explore new concepts in fabrication and assembly and are represented by Johnson Trading Gallery in New York. They are currently working on their first large commercial building in Miami, Florida.