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August 1st, 2011 · Uncategorized


The battle of impermanency (opus 5.2)

François Roche /

Ezio Blasetti / Partner-Assistant

with Assistant : Miranda Römer



The materiality of the construction by ‘’computation and robotic process’’ developed more precisely in this following text will integrate a notion of “life span”, as a protocol of death and life, of “Eros and Thanatos”, but located in this new Opus…where the scenario of transformation is directly produced from a preliminary matrix which don t need to be designed or shaped… We are now interested by the collateral effects, by the artifacts, from the birth of the system to its fragile surviving pushed and pulled by instable forces…from recycling to trashing aesthetic, from human rare and unique re-production to breathing protection, from conspiracy to alchemistry, from the origin, the starting point from the flooding and environmental disease to the shamanism drug cultivating for escaping and regressing to previous life…

The substances of the indeterminacy will be impermanent, and by this way affected by necrosis, shrinking, metabolizing…. sensitive to external or internal (chemical, bacteria, climate…) agent in correspondence to the transformation of the environmental condition.

The constructive materiality of the self-organizing contract will become a factor, an agent of permanent re-shaping, through a schizophrenic energy between its own bio-degradable disappearing and the maintenance of its physicality.

This battle, this conflict will work both in strategies of addition and subtraction processes, with the risk that, in this field of war, the building could die. The negotiation (robotic behavior, computation protocols, chemical bio-polymer…) of its life span will become the substract of its own aesthetic.

The parameters and the agents of mutation will be controlled to increase or not speediness and radiation of decomposition.

This new version of (n)certainties introduces the unprediction as a factor of production but simultaneously of transformation, until even a complete degradation and death…

“That the democracy deficit in the making of the city and the abuse of tools – dating from a period where the reason of a few presided over the destiny of the many – made it impossible to take on board mutations produced by the fragmentation of informational and productive mechanisms”.  / “That liberal space was constructed in terms of social control, and that the contemporary 30th-century city retained all the stigmata of that”.

Deleuze, introduction to Anomalie Sauvage, Toni Negri, PUF, 1983


-Impermanency of the substances, as ‘’things which necrose’’

-uncertainty and unachievment (of each invidudual living part and collective structure)

-no pure privacy as an individual insulation, as a gate flat

-a minimum three store living (a cave, a flat, a attic)

-local negociation / no global control (on view, on air, on access…) for local adpatation, variability, as a “desirable machine”

– measurment and strategy of colonisation (no panoptic references but XYZ positionning /GPS)

– strategies of bio-mechanical robot (from low tech to high tech) / strategy of construction…even deconstruction / reconstruction

-neighboohood protocole (human swarm intelligencies !)


Possibility of a physical or abstract location (both in a urban “tissus”), somewhere and elsewhere…. In this last hypothesis the site is able to affect the “construction process” or by the specificity of the situation (chemical/morphological/topographical) or by the possibilities to use recycling material of construction from the site (human flesh and garbadges, existing forces and conflicts, transitory substances, anthroposophic exchanges…)

From the machinistic, passing by the chemical to the visceral, some of the processes that the entrant might consider in elaboration of this new Partial-Total Ecology are: screwed, chewed, shat, sweated, swallowed, vomited, pined, secreted, woven, knitted, extruded, staggered, scattered, coagulated, aggregated, welded, pinched, braided, spidernetted, bonsaied, crystallised, calcified, excreted, expanded, branched, pulped, smeared, coagulated, excavated, assembled and disassembled, bended, blended, and their machine picked, spiked, pinched, caressed, embraced, sliced, cut, laminated and loved [list in formation]

Programm of the “urban structure”

A “politic” community, both collective and individualistic, as a social experiment.




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