For this architect, there is an indiscernible line between art installation and building. Alexander Brodsky studied architecture in Moscow, while working on art installations and drawings both independently and in collaborations with other artists. Brodsky admits that his career path was unconventional, that he felt unready to take on the responsibility of building. Instead, Brodsky’s approach to architecture is through the lens of art: occupiable, room-sized installations that test spatial and sensory boundaries.
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Having graduated in the 1970s, Brodsky continued working as an artist. It was not until 2000 that he became an architect. His architecture reflects a similar approach that his installations have in that it intentionally pushes the boundaries of comfort, creating experiential moments that can turn the elements of the architecture into a work of art.
Get to know Alexander Brodsky and his work in this video as he prepares for an installation at the Architekturzentrum Wien in 2011 in Austria.
Video © CastYourArt, Vienna 2011