Recorded live at The Utzon Center, Aalborg (Denmark).
10th October, 2008.
In memoriam Jørn Utzon.
This phenomenological installation works with space and sensations.
It is a personal approach to the work of Jørn Utzon, the great Danish
architect, translated to an audiovisual and contemporary media. Thinking
about the Utzon’s work brings to mind thoughts of clouds, northern
lights, and ethereal dream-like feelings for me. Most particularly the
dramatic roofs of his buildings, floating over massive, robust and
rational bases. I feel that Utzon taught us how to be lyrical and
rational at the same time, how to dream the contemporary, discovering
new hidden possibilities within Modern Architecture. Utzon’s
investigations provide profound lessons for me, inspiring an
understanding of how architecture should be now: delicate, suggestive,
reactive, using contemporary technologies and capturing our zeitgeist.
Jørn Utzon Borealis aspires to be a non-tectonic, audiovisual approach
to 21st century architecture – a meditation about the experience of
spatial sensation, using video and sound.
Visuals, production and concept: Javier Milara. Visuals were played in real time.
Music by Amiina String Quartet.
Dedicated to Rocio Rodríguez and Kela Jurado.
Many thanks to Adrian Carter, Amiina, Juanjo, María, Nacho, Morten and all the nice stuff at the Utzon Center.
Images of Borealis at the Utzon's International Architectural Congress, Seville 2008: