B. Wurtz, ‘Slide Cube’ (1979)
35 mm slides, 5 x 5 x 5 cm.
Werner Reiterer, ‘Life counts Death’ (2008)
Wood, loudspeaker, electronics.
Wiebke Grösch & Frank Metzger, Untitled (2014)
‘2,5³’ (2013) by Chmara.Rosinke
A minimal living cube, for which the 60s and 70s were an inspiration. In this era, many architects and designers concerned themselves with the idea of modular and mobile living structures and wanted to revolutionarize social canons. A negation of consumerism and the idea of contemporary nomadism has lead that time to various visionary concepts like modular micro-houses of Ken Isaacs, Joe Colombos multifunctional „total furnishing unit” or the „living cube“ concept of Papanek and Hennessey.
John Baldessari, ‘All Getting On Together’ (1999) from the ‘Tetrad Series’.
Cildo Meireles, ‘Southern Cross’ (1969-1970)
Oak and pine cube. Meireles has explained:
Southern Cross was initially conceived as a way of drawing attention, through the issue of scale, to a very important problem, the oversimplification imposed by the proselytising missionaries – essentially the Jesuits – on the cosmogony of the Tupí Indians.
The white culture reduced an indigenous divinity to the god of thunder when in reality their system of belief was a much more complex, poetic and concrete matter, emerging through their mediation of their sacred trees, oak and pine. Through the rubbing together of these two timbers the divinity would manifest its presence.