EM2N: On Alexander Brodsky's Three plans, 2016

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EM2N (*), model of three plans by Alexander Brodsky (2016), 2018, 2018. Polyester cube with light base.

We were fascinated by Alexander Brodsky tentative sketches. Laying line over line, searching for the right position and proportions, he produces drawings that look like an x-ray of a three-dimensional object with multiple layers of lines and surfaces producing a fuzzy depth of space. We interpreted our role similar to the one of an archaeologist. Starting with the two-dimensional traces Brodsky produced, we embarked on a speculative journey, trying to guess what kind of a tree-dimensional object he could have tried to sketch. The resulting object has one side or façade, namely the view from top down, which has been inspired by the sketch given to us. It also has four new facades which are a result of our speculative search for Brodsky’s object. 


– EM2N

Click here or more views of the model by EM2N and Alexander Brodsky's original drawing. Click here to see a full list of participants, and here to return to the curatorial statement, along with a slide show.