The 200th issue
by Philippe Apeloig
Daniel Arsham's Reach Ruin exhibition at the Fabric Workshop and Museum draws on the artist's experience of the exceptionally destructive Hurricane Andrew during his youth
'I watched the demolition of architecture and the reformation of space in a very quick and violent way,' he says. 'There are a lot of works in this show that relate directly to that, such as the reformation of shuttered or broken materials back into objects'
Watch the making of 'Storm', 2012, comprising crushed glass, foam, paint, a sound system, fans and lights
'Thinking Glass Figure', 2012
'Thinking Glass Figure' (detail)
Many of the pieces involve light, wind and sound, which the artist worked on with an MIT engineer
Arsham worked closely with the Fabric Workshop and Museum to create these mammoth 16ft-tall eroded columns
Also presented on certain dates through the exhibition is an immersive performance titled 'Study for Occupant'
The performance was created in collaboration with choreographer Jonah Bokaer
As part of the piece, Arsham cast various objects in plaster and 'broken' materials, including his first ever film camera (a Pentax K1000)
Blue lighting gels were used to mimic the electrically charged light in storms
From left: 'Hollow Figure' and 'Wrapped Figure', 2012
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