james murray | May 1st, 2012
Featured in The Neuro Salon. Curated by Barbara Maria Stafford.
The Stubbins Gallery / College of Architecture / April 11 – 27 2012
A series of viewing machines, composed of a lens and screen enclosing a dark chamber, demonstrate the physical geometries of vision. //
[ barbara stafford, camera obscura, gray_matter(s), james murray, neuro salon, patrick di rito, shota vashakmadze, stubbins gallery ]
james murray | March 1st, 2012
[a flux proposal by Shota Vashakmadze, Patrick Di Rito, and James Murray]
A field of light and air, described by shadows and the ephemeral sway of balloons is activated by the presence and intentions of sovereign participants; caught in a fragile moment, an unknown lamina of familiar gestures. //
[ balloon, castleberry hill, flux, FLUX 2012, gray_matter(s), Installation, james murray, patrick di rito, shota vashakmadze ]
james murray | January 24th, 2012
This Thursday, January 26, Dr. Benjamin Flowers, Associate Professor in the School of Architecture, will be giving a talk entitled “The Stadium in Conflict: Soccer Wars, Detention Camps, and Urbanicide” in the COA Research Forum. //
[ benjy flowers, detention camps, research forum, soccer wars, stadium, urbanicide, v_05 | i_01 ]
james murray | January 23rd, 2012
Walter Niedermayr and his white photographs. He is also found on the cover of this book. //
[ issue_1, landform building, v_05 | i_01, walter niedermayr, winter, wonder ]
james murray | December 24th, 2011
A curation by gray_matter(s) at whitespace’s whitespec.
[December 10, 2011 - January 31, 2011]
A series of experiments in turning a white spec gray. //
[ december show 2011, gray, grayspec, gray_matter(s), james murray, patrick di rito, shota vashakmadze, whitespace, whitespec ]
james murray | November 4th, 2011
With final reviews looming not too far away, gray_matter(s) wants to know who / what you’ve been looking to for inspiration / fascination / contemplation as this semester draws to a close. //
[ inspiration, interlocution, Peter Zumthor, precedent ]
james murray | October 27th, 2011
On the last night of September, gray_matter(s) released animals into the jangals of Castleberry Hill for a one-night FLUX 2011 installation: Zoo Atlanta. Here is a recollection of images from the night and the day(s) leading up to the extravaganza. //
[ castleberry hill, flux, gray_matter(s), wooden animals, zoo atlanta ]
james murray | September 30th, 2011
Wondering why the zebra and woodstork left the CoA front lawn? It is because they are being shown off with some of their friends [a rhino, a tortoise, and a giraffe] tonight at FLUX 2011. FLUX is a one-night art extravaganza from 8-midnight in Castleberry Hill. Come support gray_matter(s) in our inaugural exhibition of Zoo Atlanta!
[ 2011, castleberry hill, flux, gray_matter(s), zebra, zoo atlanta ]
james murray | September 13th, 2011
The entrance is quiet. It is the dead end of a street of car parts and empty garages. There is no billboard, no red carpet for the limousines of relatives. I choose not to advertise. The dead know where to find me: at the end.
Just keep driving. Glide. Apparitions glide.
They flow past my rusted fence. Have I let myself go? I never had the chance. Ghosts know where to go. The flow will always lead downhill.
Down into the shadow of the valley of death. //
[ apparitions, diving board of the dead, enric miralles, igualada cemetery, james murray, staircase ]
james murray | March 31st, 2011
gray_matter(s) wants to hear who would be your dream guest lecturer if we had the chance to bring them to you. This year we had B.I.G. Who could be next?
[ COA, georgia tech soA, gray matter(s), guest lecturer ]
james murray | February 16th, 2011
gray_matter(s) invites you to join us at the Reinsch-Pierce Family Aditorium at 6pm tonight to see a lecture by Bjarke Ingels.
[ 2011 spring lecture series, Bjarke Ingels Group, georgia tech soA, gray matter(s) ]
james murray | January 27th, 2011
Is gray_matter(s) performing to the standards of a distinguished school of architecture? How does it compare to publications of other schools of architecture?
[ gray_matter(s), perspecta, soa, yale ]
james murray | November 1st, 2010
What does it mean when an entire city is able to forget something, especially when this something never went anywhere? Metropolitan areas are known for their efficient overcrowding use of space, cramming everyone into the center. So how could two permanent scars of the Highline and the Beltline, be abandoned by their respected cities, left to slowly de-evolve from once urban maturity and focus of trains as transportation to the wild natural state of detritus? What happens when they are once again remembered? How do they evolve the wildly natural back into an urban awareness?
With the current evolutionary status of these two sister projects, an intriguing diptych emerges, as the Highline has become more than completely remembered while the Beltline lies in the mysterious in-between of disuse and use. How will the Beltline be remembered?
[ atlanta, Beltline, forgotten, Highline, v_02 | i_07 ]