Archaeology of the Digital


Archaeology of the Digital: Chuck Hoberman, Hoberman Associates, Expanding geodesic dome, 1991; collage of electrostatic prints on paper 28cm x 43.2cm; Canadian Centre for Architecture © Hoberman Associates.
Until October 13, 2013

Exhibition in the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montreal, Québec, Canada
Curated by architect Greg Lynn, the exhibition is conceived as an object-based investigation of four pivotal projects that established distinct directions in architecture's use of digital tools: the Lewis Residence by Frank Gehry (1985–1995), Peter Eisenman's Frankfurt Biozentrum (1987), Shoei Yoh's roof structures for Odawara Gymnasium (1991) and Galaxy Toyama Gymnasium (1992), and Chuck Hoberman's Expanding Sphere (1992). The presentation also suggests a great sense of loss marked by the fact that most of the digital material produced for these projects is gone. The imminent danger of losing even more records compelled the CCA to take a first step towards collecting, documenting, and making them accessible.