A new exhibit is in the Rouse Gallery in the Stuckeman Family Building called, "Transformered: Three Decades of Machinic Works in the Department of Architecture at Penn State." It will be up until mid March.
This Rouse Gallery exhibition examines the broad influence of The Machine in imagining, constructing, deconstructing, and spectacular-izing works of architecture produced at Penn State over the past three decades. It includes literature, history and philosophy-inspired machine works produced in the 1980s. It also demonstrates the instrumentalization currently associated with architectural machines at Penn State today. Through the display of writings, drawings, models, videos, prototypes and machines produced by students, faculty, and alumni over the last thirty years, the exhibition aims to facilitate a critical observation of the essential, shifting relationship between architecture and machines. The exhibition is a historical survey that makes explicit connections between Penn State Architecture’s consistent engagement with machines, and long-standing traditions of making and craft. Finally, the exhibition will serve as the foundation for a publication that will archive some of Penn State’s unique contributions in exploring and expanding upon machinic tendencies in Architecture.
The show features machine projects by students, faculty, and alumni, including: Lily Meier, Zoe Bick, Connor Pritz, Julio Diarte, Karen Kuo, Shi Tang, Benay Gursoy, Adam Longenbach, Aaron Wertman, David A. Palmieri, Patrick Hyland, Donald Kunze, Katsuhiko Muramoto, Veronica Patrick, Will T. Bunk III, Rodney Lindsey, and others.
Curated by Marcus Shaffer.