ReActor by Alex Schweder + Ward Shelley

ReActor

New work of performance architecture by Alex Schweder + Ward Shelley ReActor, the newest work in an experimental, performative series of “social relationship architecture” designed and built by internationally renowned architect-artist team Alex Schweder + Ward Shelley at Omi International Arts Center.

ReActor
Photo © Richard Barnes

Currently under construction in Architecture Omi’s Field 01, ReActor will become a habitable sculpture, where Schweder + Shelley will live in full view of their audience for a five-day performance, July 27-31.

ReActor
Photo © Richard Barnes

The 44-foot by 8-foot structure rotates 360-degrees atop a 15-foot concrete column in response to its inhabitants’ movements, exterior forces, and interior conditions, making visible the intimate relationship between architecture and its inhabitants.

ReActor
Photo © Richard Barnes

Schweder + Shelley’s five-day performance in the spinning and tilting house opens Wednesday, July 27, 2016 as part of the 2016-17 Architecture Omi exhibition WOOD: From Structure to Enclosure.

ReActor
Photo © Richard Barnes

The performance will run through July 31. Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder built the inhabitable ReActor structure at the OMI Art Center, which is located in the Hudson Valley near the town of Ghent. Source by Omi International Arts Center.

ReActor
Photo © Richard Barnes

Location: Ghent, USA
Architects: Alex Schweder + Ward Shelley
Client: Omi International Arts Center
Year: 2016
Video: Richard Barnes
Photographs: Richard Barnes, Courtesy of Omi International Arts Center

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