At Moss Bureau, Architect Marc Fornes Sculpts a Second Skin
While his works of lightweight, laser-cut metal are typically wrought into abstraction, French architect Marc Fornes's "Les Danseurs du Tailor," 2013, are a set of nine floating specters dancing across the hybrid office/showroom space of Moss Bureau this weekend.
Drawing parallels between architecture, fashion, and anatomy, Fornes and his Brooklyn-based studio THEVERYMANY (whose perforated carbon fiber shell you may recognize from Yayoi Kusama's takeover of Selfridge's Louis Vuitton store) have taken the concept of a building's envelope and shaped it into a more familiar form. "Postures with a certain attitude were selected and different body parts were inflated in order to accommodate the possibility of motion," according to Fornes in a statement. The "dancers"'s aluminum skin combines the high-tech and the handcrafted, having been CNC-patterned and hand-riveted. Coinciding with Frieze and New York Design Week (the same time last year that Moss Bureau first opened its doors to the public, although it feels like yesterday), "Les Danseurs du Tailor" are on view at Moss Bureau during the following hours: Saturday May 11th 6-8pm Tuesday May 14th 3-5pm Friday May 17th 6-8pm Just shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before swinging by. — Janelle Zara