Intricate, lightweight public space installation

by The REJIGIT Blog

Marc Fornes is the Principal of THEVERYMANY, an art and architecture studio specialising in the creation of unique spatial experiences and ultra lightweight structures. The architectural practice has offices in Brooklyn and Strasbourg and undertakes commission work internationally.

Some of their architectural works are displayed as part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the FRAC Centre (Orleans, FR), the CNAP and private collections and some have been exhibited at the Guggenheim (Contemplating the Void), GGG Art Basel Miami and Art Paris.

Marc is a TED Fellow (TED is a non-profit organisation committed to spreading ideas, usually in the form of addresses of eighteen minutes or less and relating to all things of a Technology, Entertainment and Design nature) and he has addressed many events and institutions including the ArchiLab symposium 2013 and MoMA MIND 08. In 2012 he was the recipient of an artist residency at the Atelier Calder (FR) and his studio was awarded the New Practices New York 2012 by the American Institute of Architects and the Architectural League Prize 2013. His architectural work for Louis Vuitton is the recipient of the A+ Jury Award in the Pop Up category.

An example of THEVERYMANY’s works is this curvaceous public art space installation entitled “Minima | Maxima” which stands at 13.11 meters and sits in the precinct of the World Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

It is a composite construction comprising 5,312 - 2.0mm thick strips riveted together in series of three powder coated (white and white and pink) aluminium elements which were then constructed in tandem and which self supported as they assumed the eventual form.

Images by NAARO

More of THEVERYMANY's international work: Art Basel Miami/ GGG, indoor pavilion.

The Louis Vuitton/Yayoi Kusama shop in Selfridge's, London, which won a 2013 A+ jury prize for best pop-up.