by Davis Richardson
sculptureMisbehaving Monuments is a pair of cast plaster objects (or is it a single object?) which explore qualities usually deemed undesirable in architecture: slumping, squeezing, dripping, drooping, and leaning. These features are typically viewed negatively due to their proclivity for water intrusion or structural failure in the physical dimension, yet in a digital environment where form doesn’t follow performance, such considerations are moot and new opportunities for architectural aesthetics open up. Instead, the objects are intended to produce a sense of delight or wonder about what possible types of worlds could exist where softness and whimsy were pragmatic prerequisites.
size7" x 6" x 10.4"
Davis Richardson is a designer, artist, writer, and director of DROOOPI, Davis Richardson Office of Objects, Projects, and Images, a design practice which explores the cultural, technological, and aesthetic regimes of architecture through the scale of the image, the object, and the project. He is interested in aesthetics which provoke and challenge typical architectural norms and conventions through softness, contradiction, misbehavior, and the unexpected.