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Un-designing: Serge Murphy, Architecture and Felt Time

Rosamond, Emily. 2012. Un-designing: Serge Murphy, Architecture and Felt Time. Esse, 74, ISSN 0831-859X [Article]

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This article analyzes Serge Murphy’s exhibition “La Forme des Jours” at the Musée des Beaux Arts, Montréal (June 22-October 2, 2011). Erasing everyday objects’ use value, he “un-designs” them, allowing them to examine the relationships between decoration, trash, surplus and modern interior space. Pressed into a dense, linear format, his relief sculptures also become means to explore the relationships between the representation of time as a linear progression and its heterogeneous, rhythmic, felt qualities.

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Visual Cultures


November 2011Accepted
January 2012Published

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