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MARC FORNES/THEVERYMANY Design "Spineway" in San Antonio

14:00 - 29 April, 2016
MARC FORNES/THEVERYMANY Design "Spineway" in San Antonio, Courtesy of Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY
Courtesy of Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY

MARC FORNES/THEVERYMANY has unveiled “Spineway”, a permanent public artwork commissioned by the City of San Antonio in Woodlawn Lake Park. Calling to mind the midcentury marvels of Alexander Calder or Mark di Suvero, Spineway has been digitally fabricated with custom computational protocols of structural form-finding and descriptive geometry. As with past projects by MARC FORNES/THEVERYMANY the studio posits, “Spineway is consistent with the studio's approach of exploring structural performance while catalyzing public places through dynamic and unique spatial experiences.”

Courtesy of Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY Courtesy of Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY © Texas By Air Courtesy of Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY +25

The Versatility of Corian, from Countertops to Railings

10:30 - 23 September, 2015
The Versatility of Corian, from Countertops to Railings, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

If there was a most radical decade of the last century, few would come close to topping the 1960s. From the Bay of Pigs to the Beatles, Marilyn Monroe to the moon landing, there was rarely a dull moment. The world of materials was also involved, seeing the invention of a polymer surface of acrylic resin and natural minerals that was easy to clean, scratch resistant, seamless, and hygienic. Better known as Corian, the surface developed by DuPont chemist Donald Slocum in 1967 was a material that met the tough challenges of modern living.

Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY Installations Transform INRIA

16:00 - 6 March, 2015
Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY Installations Transform INRIA , © Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY - Sous Tension
© Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY - Sous Tension

Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY has realized two permanent installations - “Under Stress” and “Sous Tension” - in the public areas of the Department of Computer Science at the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA). Both structures “utilize programming techniques inherent in computer science to optimize the form and creating a pattern on the surface.”  

“The structures engage the spaces with their intricate and gestural movements that effortlessly travel over the areas,” says the practice. “They provide visitors with iconic hubs for informal and spontaneous social gatherings while expressing the tension between the dynamic interactions from the multi-directional and converging paths within the public spaces. More than a signal for the school, they become elements of enhancement for the school's identity.”

© Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY - Under Stress © Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY - Under Stress © Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY - Sous Tension © Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY - Sous Tension +17

Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY Constructs Self-Supported “Vaulted Willow” with Ultra-Thin Aluminum Shells

00:00 - 6 February, 2015
Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY Constructs Self-Supported “Vaulted Willow” with Ultra-Thin Aluminum Shells, © Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY
© Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY

The Edmonton Arts Council has commissioned Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY to construct an “architectural folly” in the Canadian city’s Borden Park. The project, known as “Vaulted Willow,” aims to “resolve and delineate structure, skin and ornamentation into a single unified system” by “exploring lightweight, ultra-thin, self-supported shells through the development of custom computational protocols of structural form-finding and descriptive geometry.”

© Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY © Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY © Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY Nested Parts. Image © Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY +15