WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Bridge The Gap?
Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Miyake Akiko.
Hans Ulrich Obrist once organized a science and art conference with all of the infrastructure of a conference--the parties, chats, lunches, airport arrivals--but with no actual conference. Apparently it was hugely successful and spawned many ongoing collaborations. This tale is told by Bruce Mau in the introduction to Bridge the Gap?, the printed result of an evolving conference that looks at the increasing interest in science demonstrated in the work of many contemporary artists, architects and designers, as well as by thinkers in the humanities. Included are texts by Marina Abramovic, Arima Akito, are you meaning company, Olad»l» A. Bamgboy», Stefano Boeri, John Casti, Gregory J. Chaitin, Chang Yung-Ho, Olafur Eliasson, Cerith Wyn Evans, Liam Gillick, Joseph Grigely, Carsten Hàller, Hsia Chu-Joe, Ikegami Takashi, Evelyn Fox Keller, Rem Koolhaas, Kunitake Toyoki, Sarat Maharaj, Mogi Ken'ichiro, Sanford Kwinter, Mark Leonard, William Lim, Ken Lum, Jeff Preiss, Israel Rosenfield, Saskia Sassen, Luc Steels, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Wang Jian-Wei and Anton Zeilinger, plus a musical project on audio CD by Pipilotti Rist and Anders Guggisberg.