Between mind and matter declares architecture as a negotiation between our desire and reality, a space the surrealists sought to fill in the 20’s and 30’s. The project uses the factory as a means to challenge sequential and linear forms of production, that architecture is bound to, and subverts this with the introduction of perception, which is fragmentary and ambiguous. Using an extension to the 19th century peppers ghost, a theatrical, illusory device- the factory produces images through the collapse of the idea and its material staging. In times when the architect is further estranged from the production process, the project seeks to re introduce the architect into the spaces of production. The factory forms an extension to the mind and a ground for it. It takes from that which exists together with the obviousness of the physical, while, at the same time, the physical takes on a character of the imaginary, to the degree that we don’t know, and don’t need to know, the difference between mind and matter.

Revisiting Surrealism

The Factory

Inserting the Architect

The Image of the Architect

Assembling Site

Image vs. Object

The consciouss Factory

Mind is Matter

Spaces of Production