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Friday, August 1, 2008

Proposal for the New Bridge in front of the Academy of Fine Arts

Sarajevo 2007.

Coinciding geometries - the bridge against the strict order of the Academy





side view of the bridge

Coinciding geometries - the bridge against the strict order of the Academy

Placing the ‘broken’ geometry of the bridge against the strict order of the Academy had an intent of visualizing the two opposing energies that are in place. A thin line invisibly drawn between the two is the ‘axes’ along which the bridge is constructed. The bridge appears fragile, balancing between the two banks of river Miljacka, centrally shifted out of balance. It is held in an equilibrium in that frail moment and its balancing point.

Usually, there are two types of power. In one, the strength comes from its materiality, it is its power of mass and weight, a physical force. The other is of a very fragile kind, although one requiring much greater skills. It shows its strength in virtuosity of balancing of vast energies of moments. Managing to keep them in motion while staying at the point of equilibrium.

The resultant materiality of the bridge is only the one that is necessary to keep this forces stable. At the end becomes unclear if the materiality is the one that realizes the bridge or if the bridge is just a by-product, a physical materialization of the forces that were already in place.

The divisions that happened within Sarajevo during and after the war were at several levels. The resemblance of Berlin wall is still in place, just this time with its margins made present through quiet forces it exerts.

When this happens, there is a wonder, if this was a natural state of things all along, one to which things naturally resumed and to which everything reverted. Or, if the point of balance was really their true state, but the one requiring much greater intelligence and understanding to sustain, subjected to a wave that shifted things to quite different places.


context model/section through the river bed


render/3d/not to scale

Proposal for the new bridge in front of the Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo

Proposal for the new bridge in front of the Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo
05. - 22. November, 2008, Gallery Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo


1 comment:

  1. really beautiful this bridge ... compliments for your blog, but especially for your "possibility form"...

    all the best by "crilo"

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