The MAK Center for Art and Architecture is pleased to announce Final Projects: Group LI, exhibiting two installations produced by our Artists and Architects-in-Residence, Kamilla Bischof and Robin Durand.
During her stay at the Mackey Apartments, the artist Kamilla Bischof developed an installation titled Princess Bone. The installation entails an immersive environment taking over her ground floor apartment living room and the attached garden area. During the last five months the installation grew constantly, spreading out over the living area. Bischof interprets her apartment space by creating an interior recontextualized under a backdrop of fragmented fictions. She furnishes and accessorizes her living space with painted surfaces and sculptural elements made out of objects found by walking around in the streets of Los Angeles and on trips to the desert. Materials are accumulated from grocery packaging, 99 cent stores, and garage sales, among others. The artist condenses various elements taken out of holiday and vacation entertainment fantasies like the pool area, cocktail bar, casino, shopping, picnic, and sportive activities. Pieces are piled up, glued together and individualized through artistic techniques. Plenty of patterns, colors and materials clash with the functional ideas of the Mackey Apartments’ architecture. Bischof’s installation floats like a miniature world, a self-contained cruise ship. She creates a domestic scenario that fades into an outdoor sculpture garden, as if an exuberant bathtub, pudding, or candy colored stream would leak out, splashing over the fence of the apartment into the city. The apartment unit and garden set became a platform to film in. A video work was created with sound designed by Antonio Beecroft.