In light of the recent kickoff of Art Basel Miami, Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY has shared its Labrys Frisae Pavilion, which was installed at Art Basel Miami from 2011 to 2014. Constructed from aluminum less than one millimeter thick, the installation sought to blur the distinction between edge and space through “an immersive, multisensorial experience.”
“The structure’s interior leads a visitor to lose their time as they peruse the curves and try to understand the space,” which changes as viewers move throughout, especially at night, when shadows emerge through the shell’s intricate perforation.
Labrys Frisae was a part of the “striped morphologies” collection by Fornes—“in this body of research, projects are described as stripes, nested on flat sheets of material and cut, then attached to one another with thousands of rivets, finding curvature as they are joined to the their neighbors. The design process is an exhaustive series of trials, errors, conclusions, and reboots, met by an assembly process that is meticulous and hands-on.”
In its completion, the installation is self-supporting, though it wraps around a central column that does not contribute to structural integrity.
Location: The Rotunda Space – 3252 NE 1st Avenue, Suite 101 – Miami, FL 33137, 2011-2014
Overall size: 28′-10″ x 29′-9″ x 17′-5″
Holes: 202, 290
Rivets: 101, 145
Total Parts: 10,322
Weight: 1642lbs / 744kg
Materials: 256 Sheets of Aluminum, 74 Nodes, 6 missing parts that had to be recut – 0.05% missing
News via MARC FORNES/THEVERYMANY.