Julie, Julia and Linda are working with a project entitled “The Radical Futures Club for the Reorganization of Matter”, which functions as an activist group/organization with the intentions to explore how activist methods and performative explorations can open up for “new radical futures”. The actions are centered around an alternate understanding of material and form; by crushing a range of different made-man as well as biological materials into powder, the group seeks to question connection and separation, the definitiveness of form and use the material powder as an offset for a new and different “moldable” world.
The project is presented through an website, https://trfcftrom.org, which seems to function very well both in terms of communicating the project through different media (video, text, performance, drawings etc.) and as a tool to reach out to a possible user group of “participants”. As for the latter, we encourage the group to explore the aspects of user insolvent further, and how to reach out to the public through the website or other digital channels.
The project has a very strong drive that questions how we approach material, interactions and form, and it does this in a very intriguing and dedicated way. However, we find that the overall intentions seems a bit vague – what is it exactly that is challenged, what is the alternative that is suggested and why is this necessary? It is somewhat difficult for “outsiders” to grasp the project and the thematic links between the different actions/produced work. Key terms such as “radical futures” and “activism” must be further defined in order to communicate what these words means to you – and what are the overall thoughts and ideas that you want to introduce and communicate out.
It is still a bit unclear where the project is positioned in relation to architectural settings. The approach can be as something else than the conventional understanding of architecture, like social space, forms of interaction etc., and it is relevant to explain your position and how it could effect architectural situations in general.
The methodology of the work could also be further concretized – is there an approach which can be applied to all of your different actions and possible also to settings outside the project, both in micro and macro scale, like fx. the rebuilding of crushed cities/societies? Examples of methods could be Form à Action (crushing) à Matter (powder) à Action (reorganizing/interaction) à Consequence/ Outcome or Matter à Action à Reading à Reconfiguration à Consequence/Outcome. Find one that works for you, and define the different steps, its participants/elements and its relation to architectural settings (and how role of the kitchen might be included in this).
Alicia Kwade, Vessels - https://i8.is/artists/36-alicja-kwade/works/14314/, https://i8.is/artists/36-alicja-kwade/works/14312/),
Studio Thinking Hand - https://www.studiothinkinghand.com
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The writings of Richard Smithson in relation to entropy