The SCI-Arc Gallery is open daily, 10am-6pm.
02.13.04 - 03.28.04
George Yu Architects: BLOW-UP
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The SCI-Arc Gallery will present an exhibition of work by the Los Angeles based firm, George Yu Architects. BLOW-UP utilizes clear inflatable vinyl and touch-sensitive surfaces to create an interactive, communal, perceptual playground, incorporating sound, touch, and light. Visitors to the installation will "Eplay" the pliant and supple surfaces of the BLOW-UP
components, thereby generating a continuously shifting sound-scape composed of an infinite variety of non-linear compositions. The design of the exhibit encourages and requires curiosity, active participation, exploration and collaboration.
"If you don't like what you're doing, you can always pick up your needle and
move to another groove." Timothy Leary
George Yu's practice, George Yu Architects, has been engaged in design projects since 1992 on a variety of scales and international locations that integrate issues of urban design, architecture, and technology. Recent work includes IBM Centers for e-Business Innovation in the United States, a 1.4 million square foot Jusco shopping center in Nagoya, Japan, and a worldwide chain of over fifty retail stores for fashion designer Leon Max. In 2000, Yu was the recipient of the Canada Council's most prestigious award in architecture, the Prix de Rome. George Yu received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Geography from the University of British Columbia in 1985 and his Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1988. He is currently a member of the design faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles.