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SPATIAL MYSTERY AND PARALLEL WORKS

Dianne Peacock

Thursday 29th April 1-3pm

Bon Marche Studio

Presentation: 20mins.

SPATIAL MYSTERY AND PARALLEL WORKS

My research is conducted through practice. Parallel projects in film, collage, writing and architectural design are undertaken with an eye for mutually productive play. I do not attempt intersections of project media: “collage architecture” for instance, is not an aim here. However there are certain themes: shadows, edits, sites of indeterminate use, abandonment and collating which have a tendency to recur across projects. Spatial mystery has been identified as a central theme and so its nature, role and potential in my work are under examination. Currently I am collating example

s of spatial mystery as I work to define this term. I am looking for the relationship between the phenomenon of spatial mystery and that which allows it to appear.

A photograph of Junction Dam, a subject of a proposed short presentation on spatial mystery in the Kiewa Valley hydro-electric scheme

An aging hydro-electricity dam and its neighbour, a new power station, share specific and compelling architectural qualities. There is cool air, great mass and the matter of access to their depths. They elicit a sensibility of internal spatial mystery.

In a short presentation I would like to illustrate a specific instance of spatial mystery.

Dianne Peacock is an architect based in Melbourne, where her Ph.D. entitled Spatial Mystery and Parallel Works is undertaken by project at RMIT. Her practice has produced exhibitions, installations and zines in addition to built and unbuilt work. She teaches architectural design studio and at RMIT developed Paper, Scissors, Blur, a course in collage and mixed media in architecture. In 2009 Dianne established Subplot, a Melbourne based architectural practice.


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