Tina DiCarlo is a writer and architecture curator living in Berlin and London. She is currently working on a forthcoming publication entitled Presentational Aesthetics (Stenberg Press, 2009), is a guest professor at the Berlage Institute, The Netherlands, and a contributing editor of LOG. From 2000 to 2007 she was a curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Tina DiCarlo holds a Master's Degree in Architecture from Harvard University as well as a Master's in Philosophy and Art History from the Courtauld Institute, London.

We will also be showing a screening of * Into The Pyramid * - a video based on the abandoned Russian city "The Pyramid" at the Arctic Circle, which the artist visited and studied in 2007 and 2008.

Into the Pyramid. Video projection, 3 mins.
Interior stills filmed real time, aesthetic and silent with the dust hanging in the air. Swimming pool, Library, Hotel, Hospital, Gym, Music Room etc all abandoned. The sound is recorded on site, but of an habitation of the spaces. Slamming doors, playing with the ball, Playing the Piano, playing cards, throwing dices, walking, running; and these sounds then are produced into a sound image.

Allegories of Ruins and the Inevitable Utopias of Abandonment

May 14, 2009
DUVE Berlin