patrick di rito | January 6th, 2012
options iii / design studio v
beltline installation / dekalb ave / airline dr
an installation mediating a temporal terminus of a continuous loop. anamporphic projections converge with the voronoi pattern to create a lingering framing of both sky and proximate site.
[ art, atlanta, Beltline, grasshopper, Installation, pavilion, rhino, rhinonester, signing off ]
hamza hasan | November 29th, 2011
I had the pleasure of photographing the gray_matter(s) Flux 2011 installation. These photographs are from that memorable night. //
[ art, atlanta, castleberry hill, flux, flux 2011, gray_matter(s), Installation, photography ]
patrick di rito | September 13th, 2011
As the eve of the flux night approaches the team begins to make prototypes. the animals are restless. //
[ architecture, art, atlanta, castleberry hill, flux, Installation, jangal, model ]
patrick di rito | September 6th, 2011
To find Mint Gallery is to experience Atlanta. It is not the castle on the hill of the High Museum, a collective effort of Richard Meier and Renzo Piano. A promontory of white steel projecting into the sky. An inviting courtyard without an inviting passage. It removes itself from the street and all that the street represents; a coexistence with the pedestrian, the flâneur of the city. The museum does not recognize their existences. They are foreign ideas to the automotive driven city of Atlanta, but the vestiges of such still permeate the urban fabric. //
[ art, Beltline, bingo, Culture, mint gallery, pbr ]
patrick di rito | March 29th, 2011
A proposal for “Art on the Atlanta Beltline.” Patrick Di Rito, Ky Le, James Murray, Shota Vashakmadze. //
[ architecture, art, Beltline, Chair, community, design in action, Installation ]
kelly darby | March 15th, 2011
“…she said: What is history?”
“And he said: history is an angel being blown backwards into the future…the angel wants to repair everything that was broken…but a storm keeps blowing him backwards into the future. The storm’s name is progress.”
[ archieve, art, history ]
patrick di rito | March 8th, 2011
[ architecture, art, atlanta, castleberry hill, flux, Installation, proposal, video installation ]
[a flux proposal by Shota Vashakmadze, James Murray, and Patrick Di Rito]
A series of underdeveloped plots in the heart of Castleberry Hill stand in stark contrast to the district’s flourishing artistic community. Victimized by external political and economic forces, these sites situate the neighborhood in the city’s larger cycle of power relationships and urban development. //
shota vashakmadze | February 1st, 2011
Three fragments of Leonard Cohen’s poetry; questions about art, design, and intention.
[ art, design and philosophy, leonard cohen, poetry ]
may jensen | February 1st, 2011
[ architecture, art, eyedrum, music, reynoldstown ]
As of December 31st, 2011 Atlant’s multidisciplinary arts center, Eyedrum, was officially homeless. Its search for a new home raises relevant questions for architects and planners alike. [Photos compliments of Nisa Asokan] //
wilfried smolenski | January 27th, 2011
Gray Matter refers to a collection of cells that receive and relay sensory information. A greater density of cells in a certain area of the brain produces a heightened level of intelligence or skill for the function controlled by that section of neural tissue. gray_matter(s) is a group of individuals that find, process, and share information that we deem sensational. Participating in this venture will revivify my collective knowledge. Just as signing up for a race instigates a helpful nudge to train more fiercely, contributing to this blog shall be a stage on which to dream with greater verve. This course shall act as a platform for discovery. Challenging myself to contribute visual and textual entries will satisfy my affinity for creative exercises. Activity with the collective will heighten my awareness of Atlanta’s artistic community, while gaining an enhanced perspective on Architecture’s role within our culture.
[ architecture, art, design and philosophy ]
shota vashakmadze | January 27th, 2011
‘Each wall of each hexagon is furnished with five bookshelves, each bookshelf holds thirty-two books, each book contains four hundred ten pages, each page, forty lines; each line, approximately eighty black letters.’ //
[ art, design and philosophy, education ]
may jensen | January 27th, 2011
gray_matter(s) is an opening that allows for the exchange stuff between the COA and the world in which it sits.
[ art, Culture, education, merica may ]
patricia andré | January 27th, 2011
gray_matter[s] is a representation of an architectural self, looking into the realm of architecture, the arts, culture, theory, and politics. //
[ architecture, art, Installation ]
patrick di rito | January 27th, 2011
gray_matter(s) is the creative channel I never knew I needed.
[ art, design and philosophy, gray_matter(s) ]
patrick di rito | December 21st, 2010
Chapter 1. The royale with cheese.
Aspartame. When digested this artificial sweetener transforms into aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol. Mysterious names for mysterious substances.
Methanol, a dangerous and volatile substance by its own nature, when metabolized by liver transcends into formaldehyde.
Formaldehyde as embalming agent.
Acrylamide. Another horror story for another day. 82 micrograms preserving.
[ architecture, art, College of Architecture, design and philosophy, education, v_02 | i_11 ]