Intangible Architecture

By Ainslie Murray

Exhibition dates: 14 April - 28 May 2011

Munich-based Sydney architect and artist Ainslie Murray's work is an invisible architecture of the air using light and shadows to work point to a new way of understanding architectural space and the way we move in it.

In these works abstract spaces are formed by hand, characterised by time-taking detail and the repetitive, ritualistic gestures of pattern making. The moving, productive bodies that danced these structures into being have now departed, and all that remains is the physical trace of that process; the works themselves become a memory of inhabitation. Space quivers, fragile materialities float away leaving only the body in space, content in its imaginings of the spatial history of the built environment.

Intangible Architecture by Ainslie Murray

Ainslie Murray, Dissolution and Departure 2011
Tyvek, monofilament, lead, carbon fibre, dimensions variable, approx. 400 x 600 x 300 cm, image courtesy of the artist

Intangible Architecture by Ainslie Murray

Ainslie Murray,Utterances 2011,Tyvek, acrylic
8 panels 203 x 67 cm; 3 perforated drawings 101 x 67 cm; installation dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist