boiler house (2002)

A remote site is documented and described to the group. A series of uses are imagined for this particular site. Some are fiction, some non-fiction. Some historical, some intimations of a distant future. The site itself is transformed. Each student is given 'suggestons' about its nature. Is it a crime 'site,' or an archeological 'site'?

The students are questioned on tape and record their own attitudes toward memory. Based on this, they create objects to inhabit the site. These objects are shared among the class once built. They are used and re-used in each new condition of the site.

A single camera path is used to record these new versions of the site, and they are recombined into a shifting 'memory' of the place. The students edit and re-use their own interview audio to narrate their feelings about the result.

Course 574 taught at Princeton University School of ...

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A remote site is documented and described to the group. A series of uses are imagined for this particular site. Some are fiction, some non-fiction. Some historical, some intimations of a distant future. The site itself is transformed. Each student is given 'suggestons' about its nature. Is it a crime 'site,' or an archeological 'site'?

The students are questioned on tape and record their own attitudes toward memory. Based on this, they create objects to inhabit the site. These objects are shared among the class once built. They are used and re-used in each new condition of the site.

A single camera path is used to record these new versions of the site, and they are recombined into a shifting 'memory' of the place. The students edit and re-use their own interview audio to narrate their feelings about the result.

Course 574 taught at Princeton University School of Architecture

student credits:

amber bard arthur chu brigid boyle chrissy rhee laura foxman lauren flemister matthew roman megan kelly-sweeney sneha patel yusuke okabayashi

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